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Review: Everything Everything – Mountainhead

staticwire | April 2, 2024
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Everything Everything’s 2021 release, “Mountainhead,” is a sonic rollercoaster that captures the chaotic spirit of the times we live in. The album is a whirlwind of quirky post-modern musings, catchy hooks, and shiny production that keeps the listener engaged from start to finish.

From the infectious energy of tracks like “Wild Guess” and “Cold Reactor” to the more subdued vibes of “City Song” and “The Witness,” Everything Everything showcases their versatility and range on “Mountainhead.” The album’s sprawling 14-song tracklist may seem daunting at first, but the band’s ability to craft memorable melodies and thought-provoking lyrics keeps things interesting throughout.

The standout moments on the album come when Everything Everything leans into their absurd side, delivering lyrics that are both preposterous and witty. Lines like “I love you like an atom bomb” on “Cold Reactor” and “we all become tomorrow’s bacon, the customer is always right” on “Dagger’s Edge” showcase the band’s unique approach to songwriting.

While there are a few weaker moments on the album, such as “TV Dog,” the majority of “Mountainhead” is a thrilling ride that captures the zeitgeist of the internet age. The band’s playful dystopianism feels strangely relevant in a world where reality often feels stranger than fiction.

In the end, “Mountainhead” is a testament to Everything Everything’s ability to create music that is both timely and timeless. With its mix of grandiose pop melodies, quirky lyricism, and polished production, this album is a must-listen for fans of indie pop and alternative rock.

On a scale of 0 to 10, I would rate “Mountainhead” a solid 8. It’s a bold and ambitious album that solidifies Everything Everything’s status as one of the most innovative bands of the 21st century. Get ready for a wild ride with “Mountainhead.”

Written by staticwire

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