Monday, February 12, 2018

Album Review: Ruins by First Aid Kit

Before reviewing this album I went back and read my review of their second album Lions Roar from 2013. I complained about the sound being too heavy. They have solved that problem on this album and I found it to be a good mix of Americana music with a Swedish twist. Take a song like "It's a Shame" it has the feel of a song that Abba would do, but it has a rootsy rock backing to it rather than disco.

I also like this album because right out of the box it caught me with the song "Rebel Heart." I've had that on repeat now for about a week and that's always a good thing. Unlike Lions Roar which I felt dragged, this album flies by.  Following the Rhapsody rating method I give it 3 out of 5 stars for Pretty Good.