Top positive review
A great step in the evolution of a great band
on 24 May 2018
- Incredibly catchy, the hooks on this record are only matched by their debut album. The basslines compliment the drums perfectly, and this for me is the Arctic’s easiest album to sing along to.
- The vocals on this record shine on this record - Matt’s falsetto in particular is incredible considering how he used to sing (see D Is For Dangerous).
- A really varied amount of sounds. There’s a really fast paced, fuzzy guitar led section in R U Mine, shifting to songs like the ironically mellow Number 1 Party Anthem. Much like their career, this album does see a lot of progression instrumentally.
- I am a huge fan of this album so it’s hard to criticise it, but I am not entirely sold on how straight forward the lyrics are. Sure, it does make the songs incredibly catchy, but when Alex is being lyrically very blunt it kinda ruins my imagination and stops me getting lost in the magic of the song. My favourite album is Humbug, and having my own thoughts on what each song is about and it’s deeper meaning is something I like, but this record is very straightforward.
Overall, it’s a fantastic album that’s probably in my top 3 of the 6 they’ve released thus far.
Like all Monkeys records, a very pleasant and progressive step forward.