Friday, January 23, 2015

Album Review: TALKING IS HARD by Walk the Moon

If you were to go back in time to 1988 and you were to pick out an album that perfectly captured what was happening in the world of indie pop you would pick out Kick by INXS.  The lines between alternative and mainstream were beginning to blur by the late 80's but the success of Kick was something else, and in many ways it best represented why the two worlds were melding.  If you were to ask me to pick out an indie pop album in 2015 to represent the sound I would be quite tempted to pick this album.  I'm not saying this album is going to go to number 1 by any means, but these guys are hitting all the pieces that in 2015 represent the indie pop sound.  The 80's influences are all over the place and they, like INXS, are mixing rock, new wave, and alternative pretty seamlessly.

There isn't a bad song on the album, but there also isn't a song that's going to keep you coming back.  Ultimately what made Kick such a big hit were the singles and I don't see anything like that on this album.  All that aside it's a fun album and I could see throwing this album on to clean the house to on a pretty spring day or for having a fun dance party.

Following the Rhapsody rating method I give it 2 out of 5 stars for Not Bad.

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