SHARK SANDWICH – ALBUM REVIEWS, JUNE 3, 2016, Vol. 10
Shark Sandwich, Vol. 10 – Speedy Album Reviews for Those on the Go
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Welcome to our “Shark Sandwich” — razor-sharp reviews that sum up an album in five sentences or less.
Tegan and Sara – Love You to Death
Everyone’s favorite set of Canadian twins, Tegan and Sara, return with Love You to Death. The singer may wonder when she became “That Girl,” and contend that “this love ain’t for the ‘Faint of Heart’” but the album goes down easy. Bubbly pop that doesn’t leave an aftertaste, it begs the listener to focus on the lyrics in order to uncover the songwriters’ full talent.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 whistles
Best Song: “Hang on to the Night”
Cat’s Eyes – Treasure House
Cat’s Eyes, made up of The Horror’s Faris Badwan and singer Rachel Zeffira, bring a breathy, baroque song cycle that won’t make you get up and dance much, but they will certainly add some texture to your summer. Treasure House is perfect for when you want to impress your lame friends at your next dinner party.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 whistles
Best Song: “Be Careful Where You Park Your Car”
Minor Victories – Minor Victories
Holy shit, I love Minor Victories! I mean, we all love our minor victories, but we should also love Minor Victories. What isn’t to love? It’s noisy, busy, synth-y, and with songs like “A Hundred Ropes,” “Scattered Ashes,” and “Cogs,” you’re going to want to smash things up. As an added bonus, they have perhaps the best video of all time.
Rating: 4 out of 5 whistles
Best Song: “A Hundred Ropes”
Paul Simon – Stranger to Stranger
Come on, it’s Paul Simon. The man probably has thrown away more top-shelf songs than lesser artists have written, performed over the course of a career, and compiled for a box set. Stranger to Stranger is rhythmic, experimental, and fun to sing along with, making it about perfect. Paul Simon won’t ever let you down.
Rating: 4.5 whistles out of 5
Best Song: “Street Angel”
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