What's good? David James Young here. Some people call me DJY. You can if you want to, as well. I write about music for a bunch of places. I really like doing it. I am a music critic, so please don't take it personally if I don't like your song. I'm just doing what's asked of me. Speaking of, if you'd like me to listen to and review your song then please email me: davidjamesyoungwrites@gmail.com. Be cool. Please. Photo by Ryan Kitching.
Flowermouth

Review

Review by David James Young David James Young

12 Oct 2019

Super Reviewer
45

Honestly, it is so goddamn nice to hear some alternative rock that doesn't view bands like Gin Blossoms and the Goo Goo Dolls as some sort of guilty pleasures. This song could have been a huge hit single from either band - let alone a local band like Motor Ace or Something for Kate - and the fact it translates just as well in 2019 as it would have in 1996 or 1999 or 2001 says a lot about i...

Honestly, it is so goddamn nice to hear some alternative rock that doesn't view bands like Gin Blossoms and the Goo Goo Dolls as some sort of guilty pleasures. This song could have been a huge hit single from either band - let alone a local band like Motor Ace or Something for Kate - and the fact it translates just as well in 2019 as it would have in 1996 or 1999 or 2001 says a lot about its evergreen nature. Flowermouth may well be one of the best bands in the country. You can quote me on that. They have the songs to back it up.

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Machine Age

Review

Review by David James Young David James Young

03 Oct 2019

Super Reviewer
35

A lot to appreciate here from a production standpoint - the bass is thick and steely, the electronic ambience builds and swells, the synth-strings layer in really nicely. This hits a sweet spot somewhere in-between Digitalism, RUFUS DU SOL and Bronski Beat. A very pleasant, pleasing listen.

A lot to appreciate here from a production standpoint - the bass is thick and steely, the electronic ambience builds and swells, the synth-strings layer in really nicely. This hits a sweet spot somewhere in-between Digitalism, RUFUS DU SOL and Bronski Beat. A very pleasant, pleasing listen.