To begin, this album was a very interesting listen. There are so many different genres and influences, the vibe can completely change from song to song. At some points I was wanting to head bang, and at others I wanted to stare contemplatively at the ceiling. The Eyedress sound I am used to is more of bedroom pop and alternative, so going into listening to the album I was unprepared. There is a lot of heavier electronic and rock songs, rap, hip hop, and synth sounds that sound very 80s.
In the summer I heard the single released from the album, House of Cards. This is much more like what I was used to hearing. It is more mellow than some of the other songs on the album. After hearing that song, my preconceived idea of what the album would be like was quite different. However, I was not disappointed. I honestly really enjoyed the different genres and sounds that were used on this album. When I first started playing through the album, I immediately noticed that it sounded very similar to a lot of songs in the 80s, mainly because of the synth. I really enjoyed that aspect of the album because it felt like you were traveling through different times. Almost every song jumps from genre to genre, or a mix of multiple, and it makes it a very engaging listen. However, this may bother some.
A main feature that I felt was present in the album was the lack of cohesion from song to song. Although I ultimately did not mind, I typically prefer an album that is more cohesive. Where the songs flow into each other without it feeling too monotonous. As mentioned previously, there are many different genres present. Because of this, a mellow chill song flows into a cloud rap song, which flows into an electronic rock song. It can make the album feel a little choppy at times.
Overall, I really enjoyed the album. There are many features on the album as well, which exposed me to some artists I did not know before. This album has been on repeat for me, and I have not gotten sick of it. There is definitely something on this album for everyone, even if you do not like the album in full.
Gassed Up by Nebu Kiniza
Ramblings of a Dying Adolescence by Current Joys
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now by the Smiths
House of Cards
Mr. Nice Guy
Don't Wake Up My Baby
Reviewer’s Name: Therese Peralta Date of Review: 10/15/2022