The Prettiest Curse shows the band at their expected peppy standard, maintaining the youthful punk-cum-surf-rock vigor they’ve built their name on for damn near 10 years. They’ve grown up, whether they meant to or not, but they haven’t lost their edge. They’ve merely sharpened it with their best work to date.
Escuché a estas chicas por primera vez en el 2018 con su álbum "I Don't Run" y lo aprobé con cierto interés. Carlotta Cosials,( 83/100 )
Escuché a estas chicas por primera vez en el 2018 con su álbum "I Don't Run" y lo aprobé con cierto interés. Carlotta Cosials, Ana Perrote, Ade Martin y Amber Grimbergen son de Madrid, España y cantan su Garage Pop a su estilo intercalando el inglés y el español. Con una solida continuación de sus proyectos previos, es ameno y entretenido escuchar a estar chicas cantar y tocar otra vez. Su energía se transmite en sus guitarras y arreglos musicales, desordenados, coquetos, entre sensibles y llenos de volumen. En la producción está Jennifer Decilveo, quien ayuda a la banda a solidificar el sonido y estilo que llevan explorando en "I Don't Run". "The Prettiest Curse" no es nada nuevo de ellas, pero ellas, repito, son algo interesante y entretenido que, afortunadamente, su música todavía no cansa. Con letras que transitan entre el capricho y la madurez romántica, la personalidad de la banda está muy bien aclarada. Ahora me da curiosidad ver como innovan dentro de su mismo concepto.
I listened to these girls for the first time in 2018 with their album "I Don't Run", and I approved it with some interest. Carlotta Cosials, Ana Perrote, Ade Martin, and Amber Grimberg are form Madrid, Spain, and sing their Garage-Pop in their style merging English and Spanish. With a solid continuation of their previous projects, it's nice and entertaining to hear these girls sing and play again. Their energy is transmitted in their guittars and musical arrangements. It's messy, flirty, and in between sensible and full of volume. In the production is Jennifer Decilveo, who helps the band to solidify the sound and style that they've been exploring in "I Don't Run". "The Prettiest Curse" is nothing new from them, but they are, repeat, something interesting and entertaining whose music, fortunately, is not tiring yet. With lyrics that go between romantic whims and maturity, the personality of the band is very well clarified. Now, I'm curious to see how they innovate inside their own concept.…Expand
Madrid-based indie rock band, Hinds has released their third studio album, The Prettiest Curse, a collection of textured, guitar-driven powerMadrid-based indie rock band, Hinds has released their third studio album, The Prettiest Curse, a collection of textured, guitar-driven power pop sure to please a broad range of music fans. Originally named "Deers," they changed their name in 2014 due to legal threats from a band name "The Dears." "Hinds" actually means female deers.
Don't be fooled by the cover art. This ain't no pajama party. The sound is hard, hooky, and infectious without being syrupy. The music will march into your brain and take up residency. And while it ain't no pajama party, soul-bearing confessions and heartfelt admonitions overtake the conversation. The blistering guitar screaming out in the most desperate moments underscores a unique sense of both yearning and resolve in the lyrics.
Hinds are benefactors of their geography. The sonic sensibilities and perspectives gained by creating music in Madrid and outside the influence of the U.S. pop machine are evident. This infusion is a jolt of adrenaline into the dying beast. The Prettiest Curse strengthens the band's restless abandon while adding more prominent drums, fuzzier guitars, and more passionate choruses.
"Riding Solo," "Take Me Back," and "Burn" are a few of the standout tracks rife with hooks, clapbacks, and singalong choruses. There's a powerful punk-pop undercurrent and an unrelenting attitude which only serves to strengthen the offering and accelerate the rush of adrenaline to your brain. That said, there are moments on the album which drift into the more formulaic and predictable garage-pop sound, yet they are few and far between.
All tolled, The Prettiest Curse has a quick absorption rate. It gets into your blood instantly and is one of 2020's biggest surprises.…Expand
Spain is a magnificent country filled with joy, party, flavour, culture and, for now, coronavirus. Three years ago, however, this was aSpain is a magnificent country filled with joy, party, flavour, culture and, for now, coronavirus. Three years ago, however, this was a third-world country musically talking. The rise and internationalization of artists like C. Tangana, Bad Gyal, Pablo Alborán and Rosalía among others have helped this country evolve musically and leave the old acts behind, which they were the only thing we could lean on since there wasn't anything fresh in the scene. I hope Hinds are the next big thing that will make us, the Spanish, proud of our culture and traditions again.
Madrid-based garage rock band Hinds have finally released their highly anticipated third studio album, acclaimed by Pitchfork and The Guardian but still not by the general public. The album is mostly a great record that brings us back to the past, where real instruments were recorded to complete an album and where sound synthesizers were something unimaginable. I can not remember a great pop record of this type since Katy Perry's "One Of the Boys" back in 2008. The album is catchy and very playful thanks to the use of the most spontaneous, funny and innocent Spanglish accent that caracterizes this country so damn much. It feels very near and connected to the person and cute.
In conclusion, "The Prettiest Curse" is a correct, lineal album that doesn't necessary need to follow a concept because it just isn't necessary. The lyrics and the voices that sing them along the melody are smooth, nice and pleasant. Great record ladies!…Expand