I may be real late to the party here but this is the first album from The Wombats that I’ve ever heard. But I’m loving what I’m hearing so far. Sonically and melodically Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life is a beautiful record who’s bubbling upbeatness is infectious. Which is odd because the actual lyrical content is anything but; it’s all about heartbreak and a bad love – but hey I guess even a bad love is still love. It’s an interesting dichotomy and although they don’t do much with it beyond what’s on the surface level, it creates a sort of cathartic feeling. This may be my first Wombats album, but it’s evident that they have a strong grasp and understanding of pop-rock as they push and pull, give and take, at all of the right times. This may not be one of the deepest nor thought provoking rock albums I’ve heard in recent memory but it’s certainly one of the most enjoyable. And sometimes that’s what it’s all about.
Powerful, melodic, and lonesome guitar solos and sections, as well as instrumentals and vocals to match, are pivotal to the band's sound, making The Begowatts’ Grand Charade an EP even picky, nostalgic rock lovers would find themselves tapping and playing air guitar to.
Sonically, Who Built the Moon? is vastly more extensive than his past couple of projects and he sounds like he's got much more of a pep to his step. Noel Gallagher's latest feels refreshingly retro yet inventive and new and in turn makes for a much more interesting listen as a whole. This might just be the second wind he's really needed.
Wolf Alice is fiery, fierce, and absolutely captivating on 'Visions of a Life' and pulls it all off with nonchalant indifference that reminds me of the rock from yesteryear. It revels in an intense youthful catharsis full of big payoffs and it keeps me coming back for more.
“I cut off my head and my cheetah tongue I can’t think straight and my mouth is numb Don’t shut your eyes till we fade to black Cause maybe this time the good stuff could last”
Have you heard Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life? What’d you think about it? Were you a fan of The Wombats before this? Where would you rank this among their discography? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to leave your own ratings and reactions to the album.
The Wombats – Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life Reaction
Sonically and melodically The Wombat's latest album is a beautiful record who's bubbling upbeatness is infectious which creates an interesting dynamic between it's content full of heartbreak and a bad love. This may not be one of the deepest nor thought provoking rock albums I've heard in recent memory but it's certainly one of the most enjoyable. And sometimes that's what it's all about.