‘Wide Awake’ may be the best album so far by pop/rock band Parachute. The cohesiveness of their latest album, paired with the fact that it rounds off the themes of their previous albums, makes ‘Wide Awake’ nothing short of genius.
Repetitive structures and melodies combined with long run times and a general lack of energy undermine the emotional power this record could’ve had, resulting in album that ultimately fails to meet its potential.
Oczy Mlody was a trip from start to finish. That trip, though, was not exactly a good one. This album really is for those looking for weird music. If that’s what you’re into, though, then give this album a try for sure.
Is it good? Yes. In fact, it’s a fantastic album, and if you want, you should listen to it.
The most comparable thing to this album that comes to mind is driving with the top down in 1980’s Miami. Although a lovely thought, it doesn’t feel genuine or organic. Instead, it comes across as a glossy copy.
The instrumentation, paired with comforting vocals, make for a surprisingly groovy combination. The band accurately states that their sound “paints brilliantly colored landscapes,” which became apparent as the songs played.
“It is later than you think.” These ominous words, accompanied by the slow tolling of the bell, seep into your ear drums, but in no way prepare you for the onslaught. There will be no flag waving on ‘Confidential Human Source’.
Elbow seem to have found their source of light again with their newest release. On ‘Little Fictions’, we’re thrown into a dramatic landscape full of political misgivings, lost lovers, and (you guessed it!) mountain climbing.
DJ Mister Long examines the newest album from German techno producer Christian Löffler.
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