This was a great album from Boy & Bear. After really getting into "Feeding Line" I have really enjoyed their sound, which eventually persuaded me to listen their album. It is great that they have had good commercial success in Austrlaia.
There are lots of solid tracks in the album and a good variety of upbeat and slow. The only problem was the consistency throughout the whole album. It appears that the structure was not as well thought out as well as it could have been, some tracks are too short and some tracks are too long. The tracks don't flow well enough and as an album, it left me leaving much left to be desired. I would also recommend having more contrast in style such as more upbeat tracks, or at least spread them out across the whole album instead of stacking them at the start.
The highlights for me are the upbeat tracks too. Feeding Line, Part Time Believer and Golden Jubilee are instant standouts, but Lordy May and Big Man are excellent slower tracks that are just as good. Milk & Sticks is a really good grower too, in my opinion.
Often when I have phases of loving Aussie artists, they eventually die away and I never really bother enjoying their next releases (happened to Temper Trap). I hope this isn't the case with Boy & Bear.
Track listing: (Numbers in brackets indicate rating out of 6, * denotes released singles)
1. Lordy May (5)
2. Feeding Line * (6)
3. Milk & Sticks * (6)
4. Part Time Believer * (6)
5. My Only One (4)
6. Percy Warner Park (4)
7. Golden Jubilee (6)
8. House & Farm (4)
9. The Village (4)
10. Beach (3)
11. Big Man * (5)
Album average: 4.81
Final Album grade: B+Laatst gewijzigd: 14/04/2013 12:01