Monday 24 December 2018
Birth Control - Here And Now (2016)
The 16th album from this German band.
The band was a quartet on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, percussion and vocals.
Some guests provided saxophone, rap and vocals of both sexes.
The band have had a long career with some highlights and some pretty dubious albums.
So the band decided to retire what made Birth Control a good band and a relevant band.
What we get here is a stew of modern rock and pop. That with a lot of jazz and fusion. Sometimes, they leaning towards the Canterbury scene. Other times, they are funky and very poppy.
This is a very commercial sounding album in an era where albums were no longer relevant. This is a scene where songs are everything and albums is irrelevant.
This is not a bad album at all. But there are some songs here which makes me cringe. Other songs are rather good.
This is a decent enough album. It is nowhere near as good as their best albums, though. Check out those albums instead of this album.