Friday, 21 April 2017

New Music Review #39

It's time for ten more tracks that you need to hear!

Blink 182 - Misery

Lacking the light-hearted humour of their earlier releases this is still a fun pop-rock number with their recognisable vocal trickery and crisp backing. (6.5/10)

James Blunt - Bartender

Much less irritating as his previous single was in parts, though overall it was a good 'un, this is much better: a catchy sing-a-long night-out tune. Fun! (7/10)

Jon Bellion - All Time Low

The verses are quiet slow but the vocal effects of the chorus make up for it, making for some good light and shade in its style. Stormzy doesn't add much to the record, but does give it more variety. (7/10)

Kasabian - You're In Love With a Psycho

It might sound pretty much like Eez-eh party 2 and the lyrics and video are probably not that PC, but it's a quirky, hook-filled indie-rock number with a chorus that's likely to get picked up as a sing-a-long highlight this summer. (7/10)

LunchMoney Lewis feat. Ty Dolla $ign - H.O.E (Heaven On Earth)

LunchMoney Lewis may be embracing the cliches he shot down on 'Bills' and Ty is in need of plenty of autotune in here, but this is actually a sweet little love song with a little bit more bite. (6.5/10)

Maximo Park - Get High (No, I Don't)

The second single from the band's upcoming sixth album, this is a little bit of a departure for the band with a poppier outlook and a throbbing bassline but one that's a bit more casual than their usual fare. (6.5/10)

Sheryl Crow - Long Way Back 

Sheryl is back with those jaunty and bouncy little pop number that might not be as huge sonically as her big hits but is still a fun listen. (6.5/10)

The Shimmer Band - Jacknife And The Death Call

Not as loud as you'd imagine from the song title this is a neat indie-rock number that, though not doing anything big, plays out well. (6.5/10)

Ten Millennia - Turn Me On

Though the chorus is pretty simple there's something poppy in its funkiness, as highlighted by its trumpet solo. (6.5/10)

Thieves Like Us - Moon

Another track I was expecting to sound heavier from the band name, this is actually quite a cool, chilled-out number with a subtle yet enjoyable rhythm at its heart. (6.5/10)

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