Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Broken Amps

It's their cleanest sounding album, but by no means is it meant for grandma's stereo, unless she likes that sort of thing. On a side note, I will still be listening to it when I am old.

Times New Viking is damn good at writing catchy poppy songs that bore into your brain and stay there for weeks. Is it so wrong that they leave a bit of static in their wake? Their step towards a cleaner sound was one that I feel was in favor of having a more diverse landscape to bury their songs in. There is a powerful set of melodies, and the songs are faster, but there is never a hint of Time New Viking having rushed them. These tracks are lean in a way that lends to a pleasantly catchy outcome. There is a present punk attitude on Born Again, but the pop shocks you out of being too angry when the LP comes to a close.

1 comment:

  1. speaking of broken amps chris...
    fix yours. motherfucker.
    here's 5 bucks. that should do it.
    -alex gorodskoy