Tame Impala: ‘Currents’ album review
Music is suffering from an extreme case of “how many more times will they steal a beat and make a crappy version of a song that already-existed?” Yes, the music industry has lost its originality, along with any sign of talent. Bands, in particular, suffer from this—why are people still pretending Five Seconds of Summer is a band?
Whoops, excuse me! Before this becomes an opinions article, let’s move on to the miracle that is Tame Impala. With the release of their latest album, they have single-handedly changed the game of psychedelic rock and indie music. “Currents” was released a little over a year ago, and it has only recently started to hit the mainstream circuits. The Australian band followed up their sophomore album with a product of equal quality that boasts an interestingly different sound. The album fuses their roots of psychedelic rock with hints of RnB, and the use of eclectic bass and drum features. Let’s cut the composition crap, though. Let’s just talk about how amazing this album is as a whole. The lyricism in itself is extremely well thought out and displayed, which just heightens the appeal of the sound.
Finally! A band that can make great music for more reasons than just money and fleeting fame! The album contains a lucky number of 13 songs, each exploring a new realm of indie and rock, mixed with a pop-like sound. Tame Impala found a way to create a non-cliché, rock n roll, break-up/young love album that is definitely worth the listen. My personal favorites off of the album are ‘Eventually,’ ‘Cause I’m a Man’ and ‘New Person, Same Old Mistakes.’
If you are looking for a good album to jam to on your commute to work, during your agonizing run on the treadmill or you just want to listen to music, give ‘Currents’ a listen; I promise you won’t regret it.