Notable Tracks: "Waste a Moment", "Around the World", "Find Me", "WALLS"
2. Summerland by Coleman Hell - Finally, we get a full album with "2 Heads" placed in the middle. When I heard "2 Heads" last year, I was instantly intrigued by Coleman Hell. He walks on a boundary between indie rock and electronic music, which is always a fun time. The album starts off with an odd chain-gang pulse, dragging us into the album. Then we are thrown straight into the style that got us interested in Coleman Hell in the first place. Syncopated rhythms keep us guessing what might pop up next on the album. The album is well-rounded with a lot of songs to dance to, but also creations for our imagination to focus on.
Notable Tracks: "Fireproof", "2 Heads", "Northern Soul"
3. Simple Forms by The Naked and Famous - The nostalgia hits me big time with this album. To me, The Naked and Famous and CHVRCHES are two bands that are pushing forward with each new hit. This much anticipated album got me so excited that I bought a ticket to their concert at The Neptune next week. After the romantic break-up between Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith, fans were kept in the dark for awhile about what would happen next. The result ended up being unimaginably fantastic. In the past, there has been an odd balance between Powers's vocals and Xayalith's vocals. This new album gives us a seemingly equal split of the two voices, portraying both of their talents. The lyrics are deep along with the synthesized instrumentals, granting us a peek into the reality of the band's inner-struggle. It is not everyday that a band has a romantic break-up and then collaborates to create a spectacular album.
Notable Tracks: "Higher", "Backslide", "Laid Low", "Runners"
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