i realize this isn’t exactly breaking news, to review an album that came out 2 years ago, but hey, some music is timeless, so maybe a review can be too.
i freaking love this album. it is such a tight piece of work and is really a brilliant direction for Simon & Benji to take it. it is probably one of the most listened to albums in my rotation over the past year plus.
i love that it feels more like a fuller “band” project and that it is also a really full and complete “album” and not just a collection of songs.
hell, i like it so much, i bought it as a digital download when it became available, and then just bought it on CD along with the new Shpongle, just so i could have a physical copy and get to see the nice artwork by Storm!
the 1st YB album wasn’t all the momentous to me. it has some great tracks, but just felt like a side project on some levels. this is so much it’s own thing and is now fully realized. and honestly i enjoy it more than recent Shpongle stuff, although i have to say “Shpongleland” is also brilliant and is restoring my faith in that sound.
ok. so not much of a review. more like fan drooling, but hey… that happens sometimes.
Simon and Co. and music heros to me so i love supporting them in any way i can…