Album Review – Uranium Heart – Highasakite

 

Uranium Heart is the fourth album from Norwegian pop band Highasakite.

The first time I listened to the album, I quite liked it. But, as sometimes happens, it doesn’t hold up as well when you are listening to it for the nth time.  By the time I finished my last listen, Uranium Heart was decidedly in my “it’s just okay” category. Part of the issue is the homogeneity of the album. There is very little in the way of sonic, tonal, or rhythmic variation. The songs all have about the same sonic level. They all rely on the same vocal techniques and inflections. They all have kind of the same tempo and feel. That works with a genre that you expect that for (doom metal, for instance). But pop is supposed to implicity have more variation in it.

That’s not to say it’s a bad record. It’s competently written and performed. It’s just not very exciting in the long run.

Recommendation: Stream It

Songs I Have A Playlist for: Mexico, Out Of Order, Ego Maniac

Songs I Will Thumbs Down: Too Early, Revolution, Hail of Bullets

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