I dunno, it sounds good to me! Guitars are fairly prominent, sounds kinda Radiohead. I like the drums/snare as well. Julians vocals are soaring towards the end. Then again, I didn’t listen to the live boots very much, so that makes it easier.They should have gone all in on Adults are talking, made the guitars more prominent. Some really nice guitars which you hear in the live version that got lost a bit in the studio version.
I can see the Voidz influence on Julian’s songwriting, but Albert has clearly had a big impact on this album too.First impressions:
- quite enjoyable listen, only song that outright hasnt really hit for me so far is eternal summer. Probably doesn't have that one stand out classic but very consistent.
- mood is mostly melancholy and a slightly futuristic feel which I think comes from RR's compressed production. Lower energy to most of the songs except Brooklyn Bridge to Chorus.
- Julian's voice really comes to the front of most songs rather than being 'buried' as it is on a lot of older /classic strokes.
- Favourite tracks - Selfless, Ode to the Mets