The Griswolds is an alternative rock pop band from Sydney Australia and I…I…I love them! There are a great band. Their sound is modern and not cheesy. Their new album Be Impressive is exactly that, impressive. Dare I say I like every track on this album. “16 years” “Beware the Dog” “Down and Out” “Be Impressive” are all my favorites! I could without a doubt name more tracks, because this album is that dam tasty. The arrangements to the melody’s, vocals and rhythm are amazingly done like the best cocktail drink I ever had. Honestly I felt joy just listening to Be Impressive. I hope this band does great because I feel its well deserved. I would for sure bye this album the replay value is high and I could see this being played anywhere from a BBQ, house party’s or just waiting in line at Starbucks.
Wow…I mean really? From the very first track I heard, I knew this was going to be a banger. The song “Divinity” with Amy Millan Had my head bobbing uncontrollably. The synths, the samples and Amy’s vocals is an incredible blend of sounds that makes this track great and that’s just the first song off of Worlds. Its hard to believe that this kid is only 22 years old. I have to say that’s some talent. His ear for music is something special. “Sad Machine” Is also great, its an upbeat/chill song which feels like a journey from the beginning to the end. An empowering blend of rhymes that makes you want to climb a mountain. “Fresh Static Snow” is also another favorite of mine. Its a grunge synth type song with essence of the movie “Drive” put into it. Makes you want to go out and buy a leather jacket and get into a knife fight…ahh the good ole days. “Polygon Dust” another of favorites gives you the same feel as “Sad Machine” but this time with Lemaitre on vocals which its definitely a added bonus. Over all I love this album and I would buy it. I could see this being played at clubs, house parties or speeding down the highway.
The Voyager is a mixture of things. Its a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll and some Indie pop thrown into it as well. I applaud Jenny for trying a little bit everything… now with that being said I can’t say I love the album although it has a nice variety of music genre’s mixed in, it’s not ground breaking. Almost every song is mediocre at best. Her vocals are not my favorite, on some tracks it felt like she sang out of key or couldn’t quite hit that note right but I did really like one song out of the ten on The Voyager. “She’s Not Me” was my favorite. The smooth lyrics and catchy melody did it in for me. It was sweet on the ears and I enjoyed listening to it. I could possibly listen to this track a few times without getting tired of it. Would I buy this album? No. Would I buy a song? Maaaaybe “She’s Not Me” I would purchase but other then that I am not a fan.
This high octane album is perfect for a rave or an out of control birthday party. The synth heavy tracks unleashes a wave of upbeat noise that would have you literally jumping. My favorite track is “Underwater” which is right there in the middle. Its gets crazy but not too crazy and the vocals from Kelly Sweet is a joy to listen too. I have no quarrels with any of the tracks on this five song album. Reboot is pretty much just party jam, get wasted, loose your mind ordeal. I would not buy the album of fear of getting tired of these songs quickly. Their is no longevity in any of these songs but great to listen too just for this summer and this summer only. All the tracks lack the ability to appeal to the masses but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
This is a pop chill track with catchy lyrics and a smooth beat. I can’t see this song blowing up or changing the music game but it’s wonderful to listen too. It’s cute, it has flavor and I don’t mind vibing to it. I would say the replay value is medium to low although well engineered, its nothing to shake a leg at. Would I buy this track? No but if it came on the radio I would not change the station.
Canadian born Shawn Mendes released his new self tittle ep on July 28. Its a four track ep thats ‘s enjoyable but nothing special or out the ordinary here, which in my opinion is kinda lame. It’s a typical sit down in chair and play my acoustic guitar feel. Real simple and easy. No favorites here but all songs are well made and I can hear it being played while grannie is tending to her garden or maybe even background music in a life time movie. Shawn Mendes voice also has a similar resembles to Justin Beibers. Not to say all Canadians sound a like but Shawns voice does have a Justin Beiber flavor to it but less whiny, dont get me wrong tho I like some of the Beibs music. Would I buy this album? No. Would id buy any songs? No. Would I want to listen to this ep again probably not but I think that’s just my own taste. None of these tracks excite me but I could see someone really loving it, like grannie.
Let me just start by saying that I love this album!!! Omg, its sooo good. This is pop music at its finest! In Technicolor gives you a variety of pop taste which I love. “All About Us” which is one of my favorites on the album has a Michael Jackson feel too it and let me say, its not a cheap imitation of the king, it’s done really well, Michael himself would be proud. Then you have “Goodie Bag” yup one of my favorites too! This track has like, a Chris Brown, Jason Derulo feel to it and again he does it justice. His vocals are amazing! He hits every note with clarity and the beat is phenomenal. Who ever produced these tracks I want to shake your hand. The song “Back Together” is classic Jesse with an up beat tempo and hurrah like lyrics. My boy Jesse has come a long way, he never really quite blew up like a Chris Brown or a Trey Songs but he stayed consistent, on top of that his music has also matured in the way people of all ages could like; If this album is not a game changer then I don’t know whats going on in our music today. Would I buy this album? Yes, yes, yes, I would. I Favorited five out of the eleven tracks on In Technicolor. The replay value is also high in my books, a solid recommendation for any barbecue, birthday or backyard party. http://jessemac.com/