Bobby Barnett
Little Wounds


4.5
superb

Review

by Scoot USER (34 Reviews)
August 30th, 2014 | 65 replies


Release Date: 08/19/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: You're getting better at being alone.

For whatever reason, people seem to be able to immediately identify with bands that play sad punk music. Whether it's the easily-relatable lyrics, the mournful vocals or the general sense of comfort found within the music, there is just something about it that has given way to a new wave of bands in this vein. Captain, We’re Sinking is among the most encouraging of these groups, having released their critically-acclaimed debut album in 2013. Perhaps the strongest aspect of that release was the incredible vocal work by Bobby Barnett, whose pained delivery induced instant memories of being home alone and drunk on a Saturday night. Now expanding his focus to acoustic music, Barnett has channelled the same spirit that made The Future is Cancelled so captivating and, in doing so, created one of the best albums of 2014 to date.

The haunting melancholy, immensely-catchy hooks and terrific lyricism are all here and better than ever. Barnett’s anguished vocals are a perfect complement to the stripped down yet gorgeous guitar work. The general theme of longing for a past life echoes throughout the twelve tracks, but there is minimal repetition despite similar song structures throughout. In addition, the sense of uneasiness about the future that was present on The Future is Cancelled is once again rearing its ugly head. Album standout "You're Getting Better" is a flawless track, capturing perfectly the sound of loneliness and regret. "17" is packed to the brim full of hollow nostalgic memories. Lines like “Analyze your life while sitting in the back of your best friend’s new car; and then dream about a future with no friends in it” will strike a chord in the hearts of many twenty-somethings that feel like they’re losing ground on their peers.

While the content is undoubtedly as depressing as it gets, there is an empathetic quality to Barnett’s voice suggesting that, just maybe, things will start to get better. It’s the voice that people hear in the back of their heads that keeps them from lying in bed all day, refusing to lay down and die. Every now and again, people need to hear that voice to get them through the day – to simply know that there is a way out. Little Wounds is a near-perfect release that shows great promise to what should be a fantastic career going forward.

http://bobbybarnett.bandcamp.com/album/little-wounds



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Scoot
August 30th 2014


18778 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

first review in a long ass time

Clumseee
August 30th 2014


725 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Just getting into C,WS.



Gotta give this a shot I guess.



Nice review though, short and sweet.

Scoot
August 30th 2014


18778 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah dude it's phenomenal

hogan900
Contributing Reviewer
August 30th 2014


2622 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Pos for reviewing this, great album man. Suprised not a lot of people on here listened to this yet.

Scoot
August 30th 2014


18778 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

don't think anyone really knows about it yet



he just released it out of the blue

PayneTiger777
August 30th 2014


4509 Comments


Had to comment on this just because I thought this was my name. Bobby Barnett instead of Barrett.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
August 31st 2014


55389 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

fuck yes

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ProjectFreak
September 7th 2014


2252 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah I haven't spun this in full yet but the opener alone is amazing

ProjectFreak
September 7th 2014


2252 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

holy crap The King of No Man

DurzoBlint
September 9th 2014


1335 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Holy shit this is awesome.

DurzoBlint
September 9th 2014


1335 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Also incredibly depressing...

Scoot
September 10th 2014


18778 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yes it is

dimsim3478
September 10th 2014


7725 Comments


what did u expect

DurzoBlint
September 10th 2014


1335 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I wasnt expecting it to be this depressing.

ProjectFreak
September 12th 2014


2252 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

you haven't listened to CWS then

Clumseee
September 15th 2014


725 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Can't help but think both projects of his are way overrated.



The Future Is Cancelled is a solid 4.



Little Wounds has some truly great songs, but a lot of it feels like filler.

Scoot
October 5th 2014


18778 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

no way

ShadowRemains
October 18th 2014


24873 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

damn this is a punch in a stomach

dimsim3478
October 18th 2014


7725 Comments


ugh bobby and cap we're sinking are such bummers to listen to but i'm always bummed so it's perfect really

Atari
Staff Reviewer
October 29th 2014


22827 Comments


good review, pos'd. i need to get this immediately

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