The Band From Oddworld – Self Titled Album
From track one, you know this band is the real deal. I was so impressed, you’ll probably see me get a bit carried away and make some big calls. I don’t care, these guys are really that good.Think of Fleet Foxes but better. Gypsy and the Cat but with more depth. Of Monsters and Men but they’ll win more awards.
Now, every album has at least one dud track or filler but not these guys. Actually, no, one track just doesn’t work – ‘Smile’. I didn’t feel like smiling when I listened to it. It’s like the whole album is purposefully laid back but then someone slipped some speed into the studio when ‘Smile’ was being
laid down. Not cool dudes.
But this is the only blemish on a seriously amazing album. The harmonies are dropped in at perfect moments and the stops and starts are exactly where you want them. I can’t praise this record enough and definitely one of the best all year. This is staying in my collection.
By Jim Corrigan