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Party Indie Rock
on January 6, 2014
Grouplove, they're such a wonderful band! Such a joyous, upbeat sound they have. They sound like they're having a blast, and listening to this album you're right there with them. Never Trust A Happy Song is a bit more guitar driven and less synth-heavy than their followup, and it's better for it. After listening to both back to back several times, I've come to that conclusion.
Good vocals are real important to me - if the vocals aren't there, I can't handle it no matter how good the music is. The lead singer has a diverse sound, sometimes smooth, sometimes rough and scratchy, but never unpleasantly so. It works with the music to create kind of a carefree, effervescent sound.
There's not a single weak song on this album - the whole thing sizzles and pops from start to finish. They have that "indie" sound but it seems like they've perfected that formula with this album. It's not quite rock and roll, but has plenty of guitar and drums. It's not pop for sure, but it's extremely accessible and would probably appeal to almost anyone. Never Trust A Happy Song is an easy 5 stars; highly recommended for anyone who loves good, happy music.