Friday, June 05, 2015

Alvvays - Alvvays (2014)

Alvvays may look like "Always," but it's a visual pun -- two v's (not a "w") in the band name.

Immediately, vocally this sounds like a dead ringer for the singer from Best Coast. But the lyrics are much more intricate, and lead singer Molly Rankin is an extremely clever and inventive vocalist. The first track, "Adult Diversion," is blisteringly infectious. And that sets the stage for the rest of the album: it's indie rock pop, and it's great.

Then there's "Archie, Marry Me," which has a timeless pop quality about it in a different, subtler, but just as memorable way. 

Alvvays - "Archie, Marry Me"

The rest of the album may not reach the heights of those two songs (although "Party Police" comes close), but it's still very very good overall. Very highly recommended for pop music fans.

CD Placement Rating:  Car iPod.

- Snilch

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