Sunday 12 August 2018
Wooden Shjips - V. (2018)
The fifth album from this US band.
The band is a quartet with a lineup of guitars, keyboards, bass, drums and vocals.
I have reviewed two of their first four albums and I have to admit I have never really fallen for this band. You can read these reviews here and here.
The band plays some sort of psychedelia rock. Rock with a lot of British indie and US college rock influences.
The vocals is sleepy and almost hypnotic. Ditto for the half-acoustic guitars which dominates this album.
It is indeed a sleepy album where not much is going on. You get a theme where the band almost falls a sleep over. Seven themes, seven songs and forty-three minutes.
The band and music is so docile that it is almost difficult to stay awake during these listening sessions. Don't drive when listening to this album.
The music is decent to good throughout. A couple of more good songs would have been great. This is the best Wooden Shjips album I have ever heard. It is still not up to the expected standards, though.