ALBUM REVIEW: Station – And Time Goes On

ALBUM REVIEW: Station - And Time Goes On

 

Loopy Lixx on their final album roughly referred to as out America for it’s lack of nice newer onerous rock bands, As a proud citizen of America I can a minimum of concede that they don’t seem to be completely incorrect, This nation isn’t exploding with nice rock bands prefer it was again within the many years between the 60’s and the 90’s. I might nevertheless say that we do nonetheless have some nice newer artists that in a distinct period or a distinct nation would’ve been HUGE! Station is a main instance of this and is for my part one of the best newer American band I’ve come throughout in recent times. They’re an especially gifted band with killer songs which can be bursting with nice melodies and hovering vocals.

 

In one other period these guys would’ve been promoting hundreds of thousands of copies of their albums and packing arenas, Their hook stuffed songs would’ve been throughout MTV and taking part in on radio stations nationwide, That’s how good this band and their songs are. Over the course of 5 albums and one EP this New York Metropolis based mostly band has persistently refined their area rock sound into pure infectious ear sweet, Their newest album And Time Goes On is additional proof of how this band is among the greatest round.

 

“Over and Over” opens the album with shimmering keys and a driving bass and drums backbeat earlier than kicking into an excellent mid tempo rocker that wouldn’t be misplaced on one of many first couple of Winger albums. In the event you’re acquainted with this band already then “If You Need Me Too” goes to sound a bit much like their track “I Gained’t Break Your Coronary heart” from their second album Extra Than The Moon, I imply that as a praise as that’s one in all my favourite songs by this band. They actually excel on this musical territory that matches someplace between a mid tempo rocker and an influence ballad, sort of like a combination of Warrant and Winger. Each album they do has a couple of songs that actually get caught in your head and this one will definitely be a kind of for many listeners. 

 

“A Little Bit Of Love” is available in with a bouncy enjoyable rhythm with drum and bass groove that can get you transferring, the interaction between all of the musicians within the band on this track is nice and reveals how dialed in these guys are with one another. “Shut My Eyes” is much and away one of the best track on this album for my part, It goes in a more durable path much like what they did on “Consider” from their final album “Perspective” and it simply roars out of the audio system with driving riffs, pounding bass and Drums. The verses gradual issues down barely, keyboards accenting the rhythm earlier than choosing up the tempo on the bridge and Patrick Kearney’s highly effective voice sings “I can’t sleep after I’m alone, while you’re not at dwelling, I simply can’t shut my eyes” and a very good guitar solo is on this track and actually not a single be aware is misplaced right here, that is a fully FLAWLESS observe that is among the best possible songs they’ve ever recorded.

“Contact” slows issues again down a bit and grooves with extra nice work from their rhythm part, this track has a powerful Def Leppard vibe whereas not completely sounding by-product of that band.

 

“Locked Away” picks issues up a bit and has a pleasant upbeat melody, I get considerably of an 80s period Coronary heart affect out of this track, the taking part in right here is simply unimaginable. “No Purpose” goes for a semi acoustic sound on the verse earlier than hitting a strong refrain, Patrick’s vocals do the heavier lifting on this track for my part and the solo on this track is superb, there’s additionally an excellent breakdown right here as properly. “One thing In Between” has an nearly funk impressed riff within the verses earlier than hitting a strong bridge, Chris Lane is a fully unimaginable guitarist with ability and tone that will’ve had him on the quilt of music magazines again within the day alongside among the 80s properly cherished gamers. This track is mesmerizing. “Higher Off Alone” is one other nice up tempo rocker that matches someplace between Winger, Def Leppard, and Warrant.

 

Deeper in “Round The Sound” provides me sturdy Van Halen vibes which can be a combination of the Roth and Hagar eras, the guitar solo on this track nevertheless brings to thoughts early Bryan Adams. The album closes with its solely ballad “And Time Goes On” The keys are classic 80s pop and Patrick’s vocals soar over them in the best way you’d need in a track like this. 

 

Within the extensive world of unimaginable trendy rock bands Station does energy ballads higher than most of them and this track additional illustrates that reality, Had this track been round within the 80s or early 90s it could’ve been an enormous hit. And if that isn’t the tragedy of all of it I don’t know what’s, {That a} band like this isn’t far more fashionable when their expertise and songwriting far surpasses what’s mainstream rock proper now. If Frontiers Information doesn’t attempt to snatch these guys up I’ll be shocked, they’re an unimaginable band with probably the greatest information this yr and possibly their greatest album thus far.

 

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