It’s a really good album. Old Dominion are a strong country band, never dipping too far into that deep country sound but also stopping just short of falling into the pop-country genre too. If I’m honest, the songs are all great but perhaps ultimately forgettable, except One Man Band - that is a real stand out song that gets stuck in my head every time I hear it. I also liked Some People Do, although it’s a bit of a downer way to end an album.
I always think I like the idea of a Miranda album more than the actual experience of listening, as they often veer a bit too far to old-style country for my tastes, and can sometimes be a bit, dare I say it, whiny. However, this one broke the mould! I really liked it.
I hate to jump on the bandwagon but this is a really great album and I can see why it thrust Lizzo into the spotlight. Obviously Good as Hell is the tune that broke her, and isn’t on here, but there are some real bangers.
I just missed out on Stormzy’s album last year, so it was the first I wanted to get my teeth into for 2020. It’s such a good one. As always, because I’m not so good with lyrics, I feel like there’s a lot that’s going over my head, but even with that I still really enjoyed it.
I was quite surprised by this album. I’ve had a bit of a run of looking forward to some releases and then finding them kinda mediocre but this one was a step up. The one song stands out a little bit because it was so desperately overplayed, but actually the rest of it lives up to the pressure of that huge single.
Wasn’t really on board with this one. The new albums haven’t been that inspiring for a few weeks now, and I sort of just gave in to listening to a bit of bog-standard pop. That’s exactly what this is, a few fun songs but for the most part just poppy background music.
I didn’t really know anything about FKA twigs before listening to this album and I suspect I should have done a bit more research before diving headfirst into it. This is Bjork-style quirky music, creative and arty but in all honesty, not that great to actually listen to.
Oof, I wanted to like this one, because I love the band and some of their previous songs. But it was just really dull. None of the songs stood out and as a body of work, it just sort of lulls you along with sweeping love songs and huge emotions.
The previous album from The Script had to grow on me a little, took some time to really get to grips with it. This one was back to The Script at their best - great songs that grab you first time. The only one that didn’t quite work for me was Underdog and not because it wasn’t great, but because it felt like it was trying too hard to be Hall of Fame.