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.
“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.
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