Sport
Bon Voyage


4.0
excellent

Review

by Robert Lowe CONTRIBUTOR (82 Reviews)
February 13th, 2014 | 30 replies | 1,422 views


Release Date: 01/01/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: "shit (Bon Voyage) renewed my faith in the twinkles" - Adam Thomas

Combining shouty punk vocals, anthemic song structures, and twinkly guitar parts, the French self proclaimed "indie punk" band Sport embark on an anthemic, emotional journey with their second album Bon Voyage. Equal parts gritty and tender, the eleven tracks presented on Bon Voyage straddle the line between punk and emo in an almost unparalleled fashion. The guitar work is fantastic, but unusually restrained for its genre, as Sport can write a mean twinkly riff, but these riffs are always few and far between, always saved for the perfect moment in a song. Like the mathy hammer-on, pull-off gymnastics displayed towards the end of "Florence Griffith-Joyner," and the middle of "Charles Lindbergh," the impeccably placed guitar parts elevate already great anthemic punk tunes into something truly special. Bon Voyage isn't all that unique in its approach, and Sport aren't afraid to wear their influences on their sleeves, but the mature, pristine songwriting presented here makes for an album that shines well above its peers.



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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 12th 2014



48528 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Listen here:

http://sport.bandcamp.com/music

The bridge riff in Charles Lindbergh is the riff of the year

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ShitsofRain
February 12th 2014



4689 Comments


hooray

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ShitsofRain
February 12th 2014



4689 Comments


Never been to Chile
Never to England
I’ll get there someday
Never been so happy
When you were around
Seems like yesterday

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 12th 2014



48528 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Confirmed for Adam Thomas alt

ShitsofRain
February 12th 2014



4689 Comments


damn look at all those supports woah



TheSpirit
February 12th 2014



16661 Comments


Good band, I liked the first album a bit better

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RoyalImperialGuard
February 12th 2014



571 Comments


Elevating the short review game I see. Good concept/review.

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ShitsofRain
February 12th 2014



4689 Comments


same

the impact of a debut

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 12th 2014



48528 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I like this one a lot more

ThyCrossAwaits
February 12th 2014



3007 Comments


holy shit this is good

Athom
Staff Reviewer
February 12th 2014



17114 Comments


The debut is aiight, but this one is where it's at. Reminds me of Nai Harvest but a little more refined.

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pmmets07
February 12th 2014



5784 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

great album

Wadlez
February 12th 2014



3344 Comments


Ol' Sport

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 12th 2014



48528 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

indeed

hogan900
Contributing Reviewer
February 12th 2014



1334 Comments


Suprised there is no emo band called soccer.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
February 12th 2014



23634 Comments


"Confirmed for Adam Thomas alt"



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Athom
Staff Reviewer
February 12th 2014



17114 Comments


I only have 2 alts, and that's not one. sorry.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
February 12th 2014



23634 Comments


oh don't worry, that's crystal clear

bakkermaarten007
February 13th 2014



3151 Comments


Will check this out. Good short review, it's nice to read when you don't have heaps of time.

Pheromone
February 13th 2014



2941 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Album is so good, short review but a nice one

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