Reasons you know it’s a good album:
- Not a re-hash of their last album
- A nod to their early sound
- Can envision the songs played live
- Deep tracks even better than the single
Think I’d heard two tracks before I bought the album today. This is one of my bands where I don’t want to hear too much until I have it in hand. Started out excited about the new material. The guys have a knack for mixing up the tempo and feel. War Machine (trk 4) was a standout track for me. Then by Evol (trk 6) I felt happily drenched in reverb and jangly chords (and we all know how much I love that!)
But it was definitely track 7, Mama Taught Me Better, that brought out the Wow factor. Here’s the kicker…the songs are so good from that point on that I can’t even say anything about them. They’re that awesdome. No, that’s not a misspelling. Just ask my R’ville friends. 😉
So I’m logging off awhile to go back and listen more. Oh, and if you bought a physical copy…don’t you just love the DIY feel? They even noted 12 albums by other artists you should pick up. Classy as usual, guys!