Let’s look at the state of things. 2009 in music. I’m in the camp that there hasn’t been a great album yet this year. A lot of musicians I love have come out with albums. Many of them have been good. But everyone of them, from Akron/Family to Zoot Woman, hasn’t been able to keep my attention for very long. It’s a good year for new bands with cool new sounds, but I wouldn’t put them in any pantheon just yet.
Anyways this is all leading up to me saying I really like this album. It’s catchy, grown up pop. The production, done by Studio, is immaculate. It all sounds so effortless. I listened to it 4 times the first day I got it. Better than every other new album I’ve put on here this year, besides, maybe, my favorite album from a couple days ago. It’s nice to see 2009 turning around, even if it is a little late.