Jan 14, 2022‘Ready For The High’ barely sits still for a verse at a time, ducking between buzz-rock, falsetto funk and bits that seem written for the first dance at the marriage of MGMT and Jungle. The rest of the album further delivers: confident funk pop (‘Wildfire’, ‘Worry’) and inventive future disco (‘This Car Drives All By Itself’, ‘People Don’t Change People, Time Does’) are staples, but the palette is wide here, the brushstrokes bold.
Jan 14, 2022Perhaps it’s their captivating storytelling taking a psychological turn, or maybe it’s the way they’ve incorporated cutting edge electronica, pop and R&B elements into the melodic energies of classic new wave, alt-rock and indietronica, but, ‘Fix Yourself, Not The World’ is a record that will appeal. It is arguably their best work yet.
Jan 14, 2022When they’re on the game, The Wombats are well capable of turning heads and catching ears (People Don’t Change People, Time Does) and they have a pleasing habit of writing songs that sound remarkably cheerful despite sporting bleak subject matter (Everything I Love Is Going To Die). They’re not always successful.
Jan 14, 2022The best tracks were released last year: Ready for the High is a deliciously weird cut-and-shut, and Method to the Madness has a lovely collapsed feeling. Mostly the album settles for sprightly mediocrity, and is often quite pleasurable, if you define pleasure as the absence of pain.
Jan 16, 2022It's a swirling mix of Glitterbug's synth-pop and Beautiful People's rock sound. By borrowing from their previous 2 albums, the band has madeIt's a swirling mix of Glitterbug's synth-pop and Beautiful People's rock sound. By borrowing from their previous 2 albums, the band has made an album that still has the classic Wombats feel that fans love, while presenting something new and interesting for listeners to enjoy. These tracks will surely become auditory spectacles when the band tours the world this year.… Expand
Jan 19, 2022Solid (if unremarkable) songwriting and peppy, spirited performances help ensure that The Wombats' latest at least remains engaging andSolid (if unremarkable) songwriting and peppy, spirited performances help ensure that The Wombats' latest at least remains engaging and appealing to pop/indie rock fans throughout, although the group's largely inside-the-box approach of rigid adherence to the tried and tested tropes of these genres may prove frustrating and ultimately experience-shortening for more demanding listeners.
Choice Cuts: "This Car Drives All by Itself," "If You Ever Leave, I'm Coming With You," "Ready for the High"… Expand
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