1. Human Being
2. Daisy May
3. Turn off Your TV
4. Anaemia
5. Wasted
6. Sunbeam
7. Brand New Again
8. Peach Milk
9. Can't Figure You Out
10. Geist
11. Capsules

Alex Sears
Connor Fathers
Dan Clarke
Harry Norton
Joe Marriner

Good Luck (2013)



Released 2017-02-24
Reviewed 2017-04-03

rude records

On their second album British quintet Decade offers Pleasantries for the one willing to listen. It follows four years after the debut and seems to be a bit more evolved than the debut and according to the band themselves it is the sound the band really want to have. So the fans might find the album was worth the wait, I think it is interesting and it is easy to take in and easy to like. In a sense it is a little bit of a nod back towards the nineties alternative rock but with a more modern touch.

Alternative rock that is easy to take in relatively varied and excellently produced. Good vocals is another thing I notice, I also notice that it is rather poppish and that they sometimes break up the more common sings with more fluffy atmospheric tunes like the great warming Sunbeam which creates some dynamics in this album. It is an easy an album to is inoffensive and easy to like; I think they will go down well with a rather large crowd.

Flashes of brilliance in an otherwise mediocre collection of songs, I think that is how I look at this album. Mediocre might be a little harsh but you get the point, they are good but rather ordinary songs that are varied with some excellent stuff. I think the times when they go calmer and more atmospheric like in Sunbeam or the opening track Human Being it gets really good while it feels like the rest of the tracks could have benefitted from some more energy, it feels a bit held back.

The pleasantries of this album are good, especially when I get to tracks like Subeam which is a track that I really enjoy hearing over and over. But overall it is difficult to deny that this is a good sounding but ultimately rather ordinary album that doesn’t quite go anywhere. But it is an easy album to like, one that will go down well with a rather large audience and at times it really warms me like a sunbeam.




Label: Rude Records
Three similar bands: Weezer/Waterparks/Save Your Breath
Rating: HHHHHHH (4/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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