The Posies - 'Solid States'

by RossScott
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on 11 May 2016 in Albums & EPs
Record Label Lojinx Lyd
Rating 7/10


Following the recent deaths of one long-term, and one previous member, The Posies mark their first album in six years with a slight departure from their power pop sound. While fast paced opener 'We R Power!' sounds familiar, large parts of what follows sees a seismic shift in tempo, musical style and (understandably) lyrical content. The distinctive melodies and vocal harmonies are still present, but the forced changed in percussionist has had a knock on effect on the overall sound of the band. 'Scattered' is a glorious slab of pop music, whilst synth and falsetto heavy 'The Definition' is unlike anything the band have previously produced, not a complaint but will certainly be a surprise for many devotees. The pounding 'March Climes' is a glorious acoustic affair and overall the sound is more varied than recent releases. Despite being unplanned, the enforced lineup changes have resulted in a band reborn, and although unlikely to gain many new fans at this stage of their career there is most certainly enough on offer to make older ones take notice.


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