If I still had a keyboard I got from my dad in the mid ’80s, I could record this same album by Metronomy. Since I am not a musician, this gives you an idea of the level of musicianship in this record… This is probably one of the worst albums I’ve reviewed here on Lunch To The Sound so far…
By now you already know that I am not a fan of Metalcore. Crown The Empire is like all other bands in this genre, but they also show glimpses of talent not found in other bands: the use of keyboards and different beats bring some variety to their sound. Their vocals remind me of Linkin Park sometimes.
British Indie rockers The Kooks are back with an album that was quite puzzling to listen to: I kept wondering how many more rhythms they would manage to include on the same record. Some songs switch rhythms quite frequently, but the variety from song to song would seem to indicate a conscious effort to experiment and find a new path for the band. I did not like it. I don’t like their vocals, and the variety sounded more like lack of focus and direction than talented musical eclecticism.
English Electronica band Imogen Heap has released an annoying album that seems to indicate that the band never found its groove. The songs started out very promisingly but then they fade into very basic, almost childish musicianship. I did not like this at all. As I listened to the album, I kept thinking: “I could play like that!”