Miami Horror
All Possible Futures


3.5
great

Review

by Negator USER (2 Reviews)
August 10th, 2015 | 6 replies


Release Date: 2015 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Take a seat by the fire, hug her, take a hit of that joint and stare into the midnight.

Oh, how it feels to be young and in love. This album could spell that out for you in 13 different songs, with a reminiscent sound of Cut Copy and Tame Impala. Or if you don't like the sound of that I could give you an austere example. Its like being out in an open ground surrounded by laughter of friends, with a beer in hand and a whisper of her voice echoing through the forest trees. You wish she was there with you at the moment, but instead you smile for no reason. You get up and join them.

Miami Horror's "All Possible Futures" aims at being a bountiful and glitzy selection of feelsgood music. Using their magical spell of cloudy synths and heavenly melodies the aim is to entrance you, or maybe, enhance you. With just a puff of piff and a flip of the disc to a song like "Another Rise, Another Fall", how can one not be in pure bliss?

From the getgo with the song "American Dream" the singer wants to make you feel good, as he chant the words "wont you listen to yourself" on and on. And damnit isn't it that type of self recognition that we all need? Clearly the message is that we must listen to ourselves to reach the "American Dream".

Yes indeed, if you need to hear clear words of positivity, or just want to feel good during this decaying summer, then try this out. Probably the most bombastic song and .. loveliest message out of all the songs comes from "Colours in the Sky". The song is played in mid tempo with a slow hum underlining the lyrics.
"So many colours fill the sky
So many good things to come
If only they'd always caught my eye
It's like an explosion"
And to think about it, that's what most of us ever want to hear. The idea that out of all the possible futures, a good one will arrive. The reason why this message is so strong is because, being young isn't ever about looking in the past. Its about looking into the future, and how ever hard it may be at the moment, to envision a future filled with explosions and happiness, isn't that an amazing feeling?

Lots of these songs remind me of Cut Copy and Tame Impala almost to a fault. One song in particular even sounds extremely like a Michael Jackson song. Some of it sounds like its highest hopes are to simply pull on my heart strings without a real connection to the lyrics. This is what pulls the albums down. However, realistically these are flaws that are subconscious to the likes of such musicians. Nothing wrong with wanting to be the next Cut Copy. Or writing about love in almost every song. Nevertheless the album is a very fun listen, and some few songs end up being lovely, even meaningful.


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Comments:Add a Comment 
Negator
August 10th 2015


1583 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

hey

RichieSnaps
August 10th 2015


16 Comments


Agreed

Negator
August 11th 2015


1583 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

ayyy

granitenotebook
Staff Reviewer
August 15th 2015


1034 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

this is a "good" album I guess but literally every song goes on too long. love the mood, but not a huge fan.

DaveyBoy
Emeritus
August 25th 2015


22494 Comments

Album Rating: 3.2

Five years after their debut LP, Melbourne electro-pop act Miami Horror based themselves in L.A. for follow-up release 'All Possible Futures'. Delivering more laid-back dance tunes, the now quartet aim for - & achieve - a relaxing summer vibe here. Containing some genuinely tight melodies, it's also a refreshingly funky record at times, with an 80's worshipping bent. Unfortunately, it's also extremely overlong at 62 minutes in length, diluting what variety is on offer, as well as making the album feel unmemorable as a whole. Ultimately, this is pleasant background music. Recommended Tracks: Love Like Mine, Real Slow & Out of Sight.



Negator
August 29th 2015


1583 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

That's a good point I hadn't accounted for.



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