Mean Everything To Nothing
, the second album from Atlanta’s Manchester Orchestra, is everything you want a rock record to be: raw, urgent, emotional, and 100 percent authentic. Inspired by the pounding, primal assault of Weezer’s Pinkerton
, Nirvana’s In Utero
, and Foo Fighters’ The Colour and the Shape
, this young band has created its own version of what a classic rock album should sound like, complete with fiercely beautiful melodies, shifting guitar and keyboard textures, loud/soft dynamics, and an urgency in each band member’s performance, especially Hull’s cathartic vocals.