BOBBY
BOBBY


4.0
excellent

Review

by Sam Feldman's Rating USER (66 Reviews)
July 22nd, 2011 | 21 replies | 6,020 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist


3 of 5 thought this review was well written

BOBBY is an indie outfit from Massachusetts made up of a bunch of high school friends. Locked in a house for a couple of months, BOBBY's self titled debut sounds cared for, every note nurtured to as only a friend could. BOBBY explores a soft, stretched-out side of indie-pop; at over an hour long, BOBBY drifts along at an initally exhausted pace, seemingly only interested in draining every ounce of life from the listener, unless of course you let the wonderous layers of melody pass over you. BOBBY is an immersive album, enveloping as much space as it can; guitars ring for what seems like forever, drums lazily make a jagged beat, synths soar and implode, but none of it seems contrived. The whole thing is kept tightly together because ringing out through all this sound are threads of friendship, like everyone in the band had their turn to say how they felt about everyone else, and the music was the words. This is immediately noticeable in the album's opening track "We Saw"; the song is somber and meloncholic, but has this inner sense of prevailing to it, possibly accentuated by a thumping drum beat that gives the song's acoustic plucking a track to follow. Much of the album's songs are comprised of over 5 minute long, quiet jams that are at once uncompromising and remedial, usually without percussion to drive the tracks.

Instead BOBBY takes a flowing, impulsive road, never really going anywhere but never stopping to look back. The one exception (and possibly the album's best track) is "Sore Spores", a tightly more structured affair with glorious highs, but it's all focused drifting after that. "Nam Champ" is a slow burning, stoned day dream, reminiscent of You Forgot It In People era Broken Social Scene, if Rachel Goswell was the vocalist. "Ginger (Water Birth)" is similar in its lack of a wave, a steadily quirky track with synths and vocal "ooo's" aplenty before crumbling into feedback. In fact, the majority of BOBBY is akin to riding a wave that never breaks, an anti-climactic journey that's never really faint, but all the more memorable for its lack of blockbuster moments. BOBBY take pieces from shoegaze, dream pop, indie rock and cultivate them into something that's not really wholly like any of the aforementioned genres, and the denouement is original, though not completely inventive.



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Gyromania
July 22nd 2011



14652 Comments


So you're getting pretty good at this reviewing thing ;D



Crowe
July 22nd 2011



435 Comments


This looks interesting, and I will stream a track or two.

You need to fix that dangling modifier in the second sentence.

Kris.
July 22nd 2011



11372 Comments


na this review sux neg

PayneTiger777
July 22nd 2011



4366 Comments


Hey this band is named after me! Imma check it out.

AggravatedYeti
July 22nd 2011



7684 Comments


what the hell is going on here chambered?

AggravatedYeti
July 22nd 2011



7684 Comments


not too much, just bs'in in your thread.

Romulus
July 27th 2011



8373 Comments


hi chambered would i like your little 2011 secret?

SeaAnemone
August 1st 2011



18817 Comments


oh god this sounds enticing


DiceMan
August 1st 2011



7068 Comments


lol

chambered49
May 24th 2012



1727 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ahhhhhhh

chambered49
December 17th 2012



1727 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

YES! finally someone sees the light!

chambered49
December 17th 2012



1727 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

completely agree

chambered49
December 17th 2012



1727 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

cough beach house cough

Funeralopolis
December 18th 2012



10499 Comments


how is the summary not "god dang it"

Digging: Autopsy - Tourniquets, Hacksaws And Graves

Funeralopolis
December 18th 2012



10499 Comments


cant too busy dooming

Funeralopolis
December 18th 2012



10499 Comments


was too busy dooming in the past as well probs

Funeralopolis
December 18th 2012



10499 Comments


Jus Oborn

breakingthefragile
December 18th 2012



2935 Comments


Dammit Bobby!

breakingthefragile
December 18th 2012



2935 Comments


I was very surprised that no one had already, so I thought I'd take it upon myself to pull the trigger.

Funeralopolis
December 18th 2012



10499 Comments


this is you and this thread then:

http://i.imgur.com/dnMjc.gif




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