Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Album Review: 'Spin It' by The Forty Nineteens

Title:  Spin It (Kool Kat Musik, Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby)
Artist:  The Forty Nineteens (Official, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, ReverbNation, CD Baby, Vimeo, Last.fm)

The Forty Nineteens’ sophomore full-length Spin It takes the foundation the band laid with their brilliant debut No Expiration Date and builds on it adding power pop savvy to their unique band rock ‘n’ roll.  Still there are the elements of college rock, alt country, indie, and punk rock but this time around the pop is front and center.  While No Expiration Date was the sound of a band expressing their devotion for Dramarama, Spin It is the sound of a band articulating their admiration of early Elvis Costello. 

The eight song album opens with the excellent, and very Go-Go’s-esque, pop gem “Falling Down,” a fun commentary on modern communication and connectivity, perfectly seting up the rest of the record (and should also totally be performed as a mash-up/medley with The Go-Go’s “Our Lips are Sealed”).  My only complaint with Spin It is that it has only eight songs.  This is a record that is fun and heartfelt and when it ends it leaves you begging for more.  The Forty Nineteens have once again produced a stellar record that is easily one of the best of the year.

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