Sunday, June 22, 2014

Album Review: ‘All The Ways You Let Me Down’ by Candy Hearts

Title:  All The Ways You Let Me Down (Bridge Nine Records, BandCamp [Bridge Nine], Amazon, iTunes, Interpunk)
Artist:  Candy Hearts (Official, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, BandCamp, Storenvy, Last.fm)

Candy Hearts’ third full-length album All The Ways You Let Me Down is a brilliant blast of ‘90s influenced, pop punk goodness.  From the opening of the infectiously catchy “I Miss You” to the closing crescendo of “Top Of Our Lungs,” Candy Hearts have delivered a perfect record.  The band hasn’t broken the mold or changed direction with All The Ways…, they’ve simply perfected what they already did brilliantly—write catchy-as-hell pop songs that punch you right in the heart with their honesty.      

I first discovered Candy Hearts in early 2011 and was blown away by their debut album Ripped Up Jeans and Silly Dreams.  Later that year they released their sophomore record Everything’s Amazing & Nobody’s Happy, upping the ante.  In 2012 they continued the trend of releasing records that surpass their previous efforts with The Best Ways to Disappear EP.  So, since first hitting the scene in 2010, Candy Hearts have not only put out a pack of stellar releases, but each one has been better than the last, with All The Ways You Let Me Down being their best work to date and possibly the best album of the year. 

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