First Listen Review: The Bright Light Social Hour – “Space Is Still the Place”

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The Good: The difference between a good and a great band is often the skills of the drummer, this band surely shows this. There is barely any simple high hat and snare drive on here, but a person who uses the whole set to make each song feel different and varying. This is improved even more due to the zero second interlude between each song so that every song rises and falls into one another in perfect ways. Slow songs are placed very nicely after either a song gets faster or louder. I love how this band sounds a mix between psych and southern rock. There are elements of 60s rock and Pink Floyd in that it feels a little spacey especially on “Slipstream”. The opening song “Sweet Madeline” reveals they can still do this while being quite catchy in their vocals.

The Bad: Half way through the album the songs may lose their ability to neatly flow into one another. It may be because the album has gone on long and I need to give it more listens however.

Would I Listen Again: Yes

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