Monday, March 4, 2019

Album Review: Don't Feed the Pop Monster by Broods

I didn't know anything about this sibling duo out of New Zealand and initially didn't find this album to be very interesting, but the more I listened the more I liked it. This is their third album and clocks in at 12 tracks. The first eight songs to me hold together a flow that is lost on the last four songs. Those four tracks seem to exist outside the rest of the album. They aren't bad but the spell of the album is broken.

Those opening eight tracks find Georgia Nott singing with a very vulnerable voice, both lyrically and vocally. Her brother backs this with stripped down synth production which helps create a sad and lonely mood. This comes to the full on the track "Everytime You Go I Cry." It's funny I was reading the review in AllMusic and it was moments like "Why Do You Believe Me?" that struck the reviewer as being problematic and these are the moments that I feel hold that first part of the album together. Either way we agree that the album's flow is off. Following the Rhapsody rating method I give it 3 out of 5 stars for Pretty Good. I'll be interested to see where they go from here and I'll be going back to listen to their first two albums.

I would say if you were just in a breakup and then had a four hour drive back to visit your folks this would be a good album to put on for the drive.

1 comment:

  1. Love the suggested application for this record.

    This song, "Peach," is very compelling.