It's pretty average
Posted by Ken on 9/10/2017, 2:45 pm, in reply to "new SPARKS album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
I'd give it maybe a B or B- on early impressions. I don't think there are any all-time Sparks classics on here but there are few outright turds either (Giddy Giddy is pretty obnoxious though, that track would earn my blue-letters). Doesn't really do much new for the band which is a bit disappointing since most of their albums as of late had always had some sort of new take on their sound. 15 songs is too many and I found most of the 2nd half blurring together because of it. It's a lot like Exotic Creatures in that it just sounds like a collection of Sparks songs without there being anything more to it, but I think the songwriting on Exotic Creatures was stronger. Still it makes for a good listen, and it seems to be getting pretty positive reviews in music publications so hopefully it earns them some new fans. And maybe they'll actually tour near me for a change.
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