The Beta Band – The Three EPs

β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

  1. Dry the Rain: πŸ‘πŸ»
  2. I Know: πŸ‘πŸ»
  3. B and A: πŸ‘πŸ»
  4. Dog’s Got a Bone: πŸ‘πŸ»
  5. Inner Meet Me: πŸ‘πŸ»
  6. The House Song: πŸ‘ŽπŸ»
  7. The Monolith: πŸ‘ŽπŸ»
  8. She’s the One for Me: πŸ‘πŸ»
  9. Push it Out: πŸ‘πŸ»
  10. It’s Over: πŸ‘πŸ»
  11. Dr Baker: πŸ‘πŸ»
  12. Needles in my Eyes: πŸ‘πŸ»

Did I listen to this album solely so that I could tweet this joke?

No, but it didn’t hurt. I was glad to revisit this album; it was better than I remember. There’s an effect that Beta Band uses a lot on this album (particularly The Patty Patty Sound section) that I really don’t like. Loop a set of vocals in a tight rhythm that doesn’t necessarily match the rhythm of the song. Then repeat and repeat until you have a whole layer of vocal dissonance. Beta Band seems to love that effect, but it makes me anxious. Songs like Inner Meet Me I like in spite of that effect, but I just couldn’t handle The House Song and The Monolith.Β The Monolith is the only song in all the records I’ve listened to this year that I genuinely wanted to skip; particularly because it’s 15+ minutes long. That said, there’s much more to like about this album than to dislike. If those were the only songs I didn’t like, and none of the others had that layered looped audio effect, I’d have rated this album 5 stars in spite of those tracks. I definitely hope to listen to more of The Beta Band this year.

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