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Monday, August 31, 2009

"Do they know my fear of flying?"

So I was super excited about Superfamily's new album (out today). Probably overly excited. The thing had to be freaking transcendent to meet my sky high expectations. After all, I loved the hell out of their last release. As I should have expected, the new album is nowhere near as good as the last one. The sound is there, certainly, but the songs aren't as strong this time around. It's kind of like listening to a string of b-sides from the last recording session. Still, Superfamily creates a sound bigger than any band I can think of and they are one of the best groups out there. I know the album will grow on me, and I'm really complaining too much. If any other band released this I'd be lavishing praise on them. One of the highlights is the second track, I'll Never Pull It Off. It's one of the biggest and catchiest anthems on the album and the one that clicked with me the most on first listen. It's probably this record's The Radio Has Expressed... . One cool thing is that the album is available on itunes worldwide, so I was actually able to buy it the day it came out!

(Music posted for evaluation purposes only. If you like what you hear, support the artists. Buy the album here. Follow me on twitter at nickajames)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

give it a few more goes - it's not as immediate, i grant you - but there is some gorgeous music to be found. The Dive could well be one of my songs of the year...

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This album is heavily underrated, although it is admittedly not as consistently great as its predecesor. I just love the first five tracks! Seems to have been recorded in a state of some turmoil with multiple producers and a couple of line up changes. Would have loved to have heard the back story.

6:38 AM  

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