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Back Into It - Islands - Should I Remain Here At Sea?/Taste


2016
Label: Post/Pop Records - none • Format: 2x, Cassette Compilation • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock • Style: Indie Rock
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So maybe Nick Thorburn just writes a lot of music. And in the case of this dual album release, Thorburn splits his calculated kookiness into two halves: rote indie synthpop vying for your Noughties nostalgia on Tasteand straightforward, more-of-the-same twee rock that also vies for your Noughties All The Pretty Girls - The Darkness - Pinewood Smile on Should I Remain Here At Sea?

And props to the man for consistency on each — but without the cross-pollination in between, the two albums form the rigid boundaries to one flat comfort zone. You see, only cosmetics distinguishes Taste from Should Back Into It - Islands - Should I Remain Here At Sea?/Taste Remain….

The former, for instance, suggests that music scenes die because the collective imagination stagnates — which might be true, but blissfully Παπαρούνα - Ελένη Βιτάλη - Ελένη Βιτάλη-CD4 out socio-economic factors, like the gradual kudzu creep of 'luxury' apartments choking out affordable housing.

Still, if a casual fan had to choose one album or the other Back Into It - Islands - Should I Remain Here At Sea?/Tastegiven the price of physical merch these days, Islands do force the listener with a budget to chooseShould I Remain… is the no-brainer. The main problem — just like on previous album, Ski Mask - is Thorburn himself, who at any given time could be swapped out for one of a thousand other indie frontmen from the Noughties and not be missed.

The abrupt squeal on schmaltzy blues of 'Christmas Tree' disrupts, at least. Better some semblance of existential rebellion than the stilted alternative of Taste. Islands can claim artistic intent all they wish. But given the fundamental similarity and uneven quality between the two albums, this dual release seems like a veiled grab for attention or money, or both.

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8 thoughts on “ Back Into It - Islands - Should I Remain Here At Sea?/Taste

  1. Still, if a casual fan had to choose one album or the other (and, given the price of physical merch these days, Islands do force the listener with a budget to choose), Should I Remain is the no-brainer. The blokes won’t ever earn the same huddled teen adoration as The Shins ('Fear'), or concoct the same instant canned fist-bump that The Strokes could pull out of thin air ('Fiction'), but 5/
  2. May 13,  · View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Should I Remain Here At Sea? on Discogs.4/4(18).
  3. May 12,  · The simultaneous release of Islands' albums number six and seven only proves how far Thorburn has moved on. Taste and Should I Remain Here at Sea demonstrate the full gamut of his talents; the former leaning towards more synthetic, electronic tilting, with the latter representing those bristlier indie roots. They are both unquestionably excellent.8/
  4. About “Should I Remain Here at Sea?” Described by Nick Diamonds as the spiritual successor to Islands' debut album Return To The Sea, SIRHAS shares musical and lyrical similarities to the ten.
  5. May 26,  · On their two new albums, Islands explore two sides of their personality: the largely electronic Taste is bitter and sharp-witted, while Should I Remain Here at Sea? is more freewheeling/
  6. May 17,  · Islands’ PR guy deserves a gold granigdagatiussamujinn.infoinfo same-day dual release of two new albums, Should I Remain Here At Sea?and Taste, was certainly an granigdagatiussamujinn.infoinfoing a single album is a feat, and doing two separate ones at the same time seems like an insurmountable task/
  7. Jan 28,  · Music Reviews: Should I Remain Here At Sea? by Islands released in via Manque. Genre: Indie Rock. Music Reviews: Should I Remain Here At Sea? by Islands released in via Manque. Genre: Indie Rock. Back Into It - 10/10 Fear - 10/10 Fiction - 9/10 Stop Me Now - 10/10 Innocent Man - 7/10 Christmas Tree - 10/%(8).
  8. Should I Remain Here At Sea?, an album by Islands on Spotify. our partners use cookies to personalize your experience, to show you ads based on your interests, and for measurement and analytics purposes.

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