Friday, August 10, 2018

Album Review: Goodbye Sunshine, Hello Nighttime by Family of the Year

I had never heard of this band but this is their third album of the decade. It's a pop based band who are taking influences from people like Oasis, The Verve, Beck, etc. The more I listened to this album the more it grew on me and I found myself putting it on to listen because I wanted to listen to it, wanted to hear certain songs. I especially like the song "Latchkey Kids." It sounds great and has very thoughtful lyrics. I would say in the end that describes this 12 song album. Lyrically the songs are strong and they consistently deliver with a good pop sound.

Following the Rhapsody rating method I give it 2 out of 5 stars for Not Bad. The album is consistent and interesting but it doesn't really carry any sense of energy or angst that I think an album needs to get to 3 stars.


  1. I'm so glad the fella in the video came around to paying attention to the woman. My guess is that, in the next video, he will have gotten rid of the typewriter and cigarettes and started teaching a Sunday-school class. Good for him.

  2. And, by the way, that sounds like I'm making fun of that song, and I'm not. It sounded great, and it was a great spin on the phrase "hold me down."

    Now I'm listening to "Latchkey Kids," and I like it, too.

  3. Here are my favorite songs I've heard since Monday:

    National Parks "Lights in the City”
    Such a Simple, Ray LaMontagne
    Hold Me Down, Family of the Year
    Latchkey Kids, Family of the Year
    Ahmad Jamal Trio - Poinciana (Live)
    Easter Seals Telethon 1972 Unknown Channel Sony Eiaj Hd
    District Sleeps Alone, Postal Service
    Hot Butter, Popcorn
    I Can’t Explain, Who
    The Right Thing, New Chums
    I Don’t Care, Ricky Skaggs
    After the Fire Is Gone, Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty
    Easy As Pie, Billy “Crash” Craddock