Walk The Moon are great and this album proves it,
This review is from: Walk The Moon (Audio CD)
With splashes of psychedelic, in-your-face colour the album artwork for Walk The Moon's debut mirrors the bands explosive sound. Opener `Quesadilla' proves this with fast paced guitars and `HEY's' shouted on every other bar which is enough to inspire anyone to get moving. Bright, joyful synths fill the chorus and provide a solid hook and the electronic sounds back this up.
Next up on `Lisa Baby' there's surging bass and clean guitars matched with more synths. Although the vocals are catchy, this particular track is a little too repetitive and definitely could use a bit more zing. `Next In Line' is a floor filler with hooks galore and silky vocals not too dissimilar to those of Panic! At The Disco's Brendan Urie. With smooth falsetto and Two Door Cinema Club esque guitars `Next In Line' is possibly one of the best tracks on the album. Debut single, `Anna Sun' is jam-packed full of happiness, a perfect summer song, guaranteeing a smile on your face whatever the weather.
`Tightrope' is equally catchy and cheerful along with `Shiver Shiver' which has impeccably clean falsetto prone to actually sending a shiver down your spine. `Lions' is a bizarre 35 second instrumental interlude which seems rather unnecessary. `Iscariot' is similarly disappointing, a 5 minute ballad-like affair which is a little out of place compared with the rest of the album. Despite this, last track `I Can Lift A Car' is endearing, proclaiming "I can lift a car up all by myself!"; charming evidence that Walk The Moon have high ambitions and a positive outlook on life.
Walk The Moon have managed to create a summery album bursting with swirling guitars, soaring falsetto and punchy electronica all blended into one. A really great album for any day of the week, a simple pick-me-up or an album to put on at a party, Walk The Moon has it all.