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Old 02-01-2021, 10:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Tame Impala - The Slow Rush

Tame Impala is liked by so many artists and every album is full of great songs. The album has a trance-like feel where you can just vibe from track one to the end of the album. I was listening to Tame Impala’s “Currents” album in 2014 when mining bitcoin but just thought of that since this new album “The Slow Rush” came out. With streaming services it’s hard to do that nowadays because you have to click the next track but this album vibes through it. “Lost In Yesterday” has a nice vibe to it, I woke up in the middle of the night to type more about this album and this song and album has song titles that fit the theme. “Tomorrow’s Dust” also is a reference to time, and now that I am thinking of it; lots of the album is time-themed. Even the cover of the album has sand collecting in this room and that is a reference to time and how sand would if there were to be a house in the desert. The cover of the album is sand collecting and that is time symbolism, the sand will collect. “Breathe Deeper” on this album is a nice because it reminds of the most important thing going on, breathing.

Tame Impala is a band that started out with drumming sounds with a 1960’s vibe, then to 2014’s “Currents” where it was way more electronic. Their “Lonerism” album is another album like a lot but has that 1960’s vibe still on that one also. That album was getting lots of plays when I stayed in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, then “Currents” album in Des Moines. When the band released “Currents”, that was the album that expanded them into more mainstream, I think. The album was released in 2020, and probably one of the top albums of the year. It was 5 years from the release of “Currents” album to this new one here, and “Currents” was more of a genre-changing album. The bands lead singer, Kevin Parker, blends the older type of singing into more psychedelic type songs.

The album is 57 minutes and is nice having longer songs in an age where everyone is making 2 - 3 minute songs is different. The song “Glimmer” is sort of instrumental and is the shortest song on the album. The Japanese bonus track title “patience” is pretty good, fits on theme with this disco or dance vibe the whole album has. Did Kevin Parker just create the album himself? The bouncing drums on “It might be time” probably take it for the best song on the album.

New Musical Express says about the album "This is a 57-minute flex of every musical muscle in Parker’s body. Crunchy guitars are largely absent, but we're left with something far more intriguing – a pop record bearing masterful electronic strokes. If Currents soundtrack the glorious come-up, The Slow Rush is the wobbly morning after, with everything and everyone under question." according to the wiki page of this album. I completely agree with that quote, this album blends genres and seems timeless to where it could be listened to in 20 years and still give off positive vibes.
7 Song Album:
  • One More Year
  • Tomorrow’s Dust
  • Breathe Deeper
  • It Might Be Time
  • Posthumous Forgiveness
  • One More Hour
  • On Track
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