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Shark Sandwich, Vol. 9 – Speedy Album Reviews For Those On The Go

SHARK SANDWICH – ALBUM REVIEWS, MAY 27, 2016, Vol. 9

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Shark Sandwich, Vol. 9 – Speedy Album Reviews for Those on the Go

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Music reviews come in all sizes, but you’re busy and do not have time for flowery language… or sentences, really.

Spinal Tap gave the world the greatest album review of all time:

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Welcome to our “Shark Sandwich” — razor-sharp reviews that sum up an album in five sentences or less.

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Beth Orton – Kidsticks

Folktronica” pioneer, Beth Orton, has been around. She knows how to create a mood, and every sound she utilizes serves that mood. She is the perfect soundtrack to your dinner party, just making macaroni and cheese for yourself, or walking around an airport slightly buzzed. Kidsticks is chill, and listening to it will up your cool quotient, I am sure of it.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 whistles

Best Song: “1973”

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Sonny and the Sunsets – Moods Baby Moods

Straight off Sonny Smith’s bio, “Sonny and the Sunsets are a beautiful West Coast thing.” It’s hard to argue with that sentiment. Easy, breezy, and just trippy enough, Moods Baby Moods is pretty Cali. Put on Sonny and the Sunsets and go make a fire on the beach, eat a microgreen salad, go to wine country, whatever. You know, whatever, man.

Rating: 3 out of 5 whistles

Best Song: “Nightmares”

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Architects – All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us

Meet Sonny and the Sunset’s arch nemesis, Architects. Math-y, aggressive, and scream-y, All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us is everything you would expect it to be with that title. Oppressively claustrophobic and all clanging, banging metal, Architects have things to say, and nothing nice. It feels like being locked in a phone booth that has been dumped over a cliff.

Rating: 4 out of 5 whistles

Best Song: “Gravity”

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Holy Fuck – Congrats

Making electronic music without the tools most use sets Holy Fuck apart from their peers. Congrats is an aggressive sound cycle that is every bit rock as it is electronic. This is no small feat, either. As the soundtrack to the getaway car, it should make everyone happy. Congrats to you, Holy Fuck, for making one smashing album.

Rating: 4.5 out 5 whistles

Best Song: “House of Glass”

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All artists are available on iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, and wherever else better music is sold, streamed, downloaded, or performed on tour.

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Lead-In Image Courtesy of Willyam Bradberry / Shutterstock.com

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NewsWhistle music contributor Chad Werner is “ahead of the curve, behind the times.” You can contact this rock n’ roll sphinx at chad@newswhistle.com (e-mail) or @scooternotmoped (Twitter).