I appreciate that you’re showcasing an album from an underappreciated band, but why not even a mention of Dawn Richard? Women artists have been underrepresented in R&B coverage on this site (and most others) and Goldenheart is a great record. She should be acknowledged, at the very least.
I agree that the Men are refreshing, but if you think that Perfume Genius album is “happy” you may not have listened to it.
This sounds more than a little bit like Len.
Not necessarily a bad thing, just sayin’.
The only disappointment so far is the botched production job on “Terrible Love”. When they played it on Fallon, I thought it would become one of the band’s most anthemic songs. As it is on the album, it’s sort of an extended intro. However, not enough can be said about this album’s second half: “Runaway” has one of the most gorgeous vocal melodies Berninger’s ever sung.
Reminds me of vintage New Order (Low-Life in particular)…definitely a good thing.
People are going to be saying this a lot about High Violet, but the record really is sounding more and more like the perfect balance between the anthemic moments on Alligator and the more pensive Boxer. Easily my most anticipated album of 2010.
Most of this album is a decent-enough retread of early Of Montreal, but it loses me with the interminable “Siberian Breaks”, which spends 12 minutes going absolutely nowhere. The major problem I have with it is that I just don’t understand praising them for doing something different when this album is just as derivative as their last. This record is going to lose them the fans they already have, and I doubt it will win them many new ones.