Totes adorbs, totes metulz

John, 20. Originally from Liverpool, currently a final year Ancient History and History student in Leicester.
I'm writing a novel, and trying to deal with having so many opinions about music.

THIS IS FOR THE LAKE THAT ME AND MY FRIENDS SWIM IN NAKED AND DUMB ON A DRUNKEN NIGHT AND IT SHOULD HAVE FELT GOOD BUT I COULD HEAR THE JAWS THEME SONG ON REPEAT IN THE BACK OF MY MIND

5. “You’ve got such a pretty face, I’m a waste of space”

So I’ve listened to the new Lower Than Atlantis record (self-titled for all the utterly cliched reasons you’d expect) and y’know it actually ain’t too bad. On the whole, the songs that have already been released are the best, but they’ve all grown on me a fair bit in the past few months. The first half of the album is very solid; the second is much more hit and miss, but I’m gonna be putting songs like English Kids in America and Emily into playlists for ages

The most depressing part of the record is just how weak Mike Duce’s lyrics are. And, considering how perfect his writing was on Far Q and especially World Record it’s a little heartbreaking to hear him singing cliche after cliche, not quite subverting them like he may have done in the past. I thought on Changing Tune at times he tried to be too lyrically clever and sometimes succeeded (Cool Kids), sometimes failed (Love Someone Else) with some very clunky lines.

So yeah, I don’t like Lower Than Atlantis anywhere near as much as Far Q or World Record, and I maybe even still prefer Changing Tune slightly, but it’s still very, very decent. And, considering the fact that a month or so ago I had started to assume I’d hate this album, this makes me very happy.

(that being said, the spoken word prechorus in Time is one of the worst musical things I’ve heard all year)

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the saddest part of The Fault In Our Stars was definitely when Augustus fell into the chocolate river and got sucked up into the tube thing