Three Album Reviews for April 2014: Tokyo Police Club, Bombay Bicycle Club, Real Estate

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Real Estate’s Atlas

Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate formed in Ridgewood, New Jersey back in 2008. Atlas is their third studio album, released in March 2014. The opening chords of the first track, “Had to Hear” harbours the same style and rhythm as their previous records: a dreamy reverie perfectly enlacing the guitar and vocals. The clear guitar chords and enchanting vibes makes you feel like you’ve found some magical haven in suburbia. I’ve been listening to Atlas non-stop ever since it came out and it almost got me wishing I lived in the suburbs.

Fave songs: Had to Hear, Crime and How Might I Live

Bombay Bicycle Club’s So Long, See You Tomorrow

Bombay Bicycle Club

Bombay Bicycle Club

Bombay Bicycle Club has been releasing albums almost one after the other, but it took them almost 3 years to release So Long, See You Tomorrow. BBC are known to like to experiment with music, which they did not omit to do with their fourth record. Bombay Bicycle evolved and took shape into becoming more electro-pop rather than rock and I’m not complaining! Jack Steadman’s vocals fit perfectly with the melodies, having the same vibes and sounds we can hear in A Different Kind Of Fix. So Long, See You Tomorrow is a much mellow soundtrack to your perfect Wednesday afternoon.

Fave songs: Carry Me, It’s Alright Now and Feel

Tokyo Police Club’s Forcefield

Tokyo Police Club

Tokyo Police Club

I still remember the first Tokyo Police Club song I heard. Back when Much Music still played cool music and watching music videos on tv after school was still a thing, I caught “Wait Up (Boots of Danger)” and I have been a TPC fan ever since. Did you know that they’re from Canada? Forcefield is a long awaited Tokyo Police Club comeback; it’s been almost 5 years since they released their sophomore album Champ! The opening track, Argentina (Parts I, II, III) is almost 9 minutes long and contains enough angst to last you during the rainy days of springtime. Forcefield is reminiscent of the early Strokes era and of the 2009 Much Music days. So take a listen and you won’t be disappointed.

Fave songs: Argentina (Parts I, II, III), Beaches and Through the Wire

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