Superorganism
Superorganism


4.0
excellent

Review

by ZackSh33 USER (55 Reviews)
March 2nd, 2018 | 31 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Record skip, tripping over, falling up the stairs

A band catered to the 21st century way of life, Superorganism is an eight piece "collective" that combines trip-hop beats with indie vocals amid a smattering of manufactured sounds. If this sounds like an odd balance, you're right. The band, made up of members from all around the world, walks a tightrope between Avalanches or Gorillaz like pop but with a twist of more digital, synthetic effects that makes their music more bouncy, but also a little more difficult. Despite its strange aesthetic, there's no doubt that the sound itself is fresh. It's strange and scattered music for a strange and scattered world.

Their debut self-titled album, Superorganism is a quick listen: only ten tracks adding up to 33 minutes of running time, but that plays to its benefit. The artificial effects give each song a little individuality, but it’s clear that these songs are cut from the same, odd, mid-tempo cloth. That isn't such a bad thing when talking about standout tracks like the bouncy singles "Something For Your M.I.N.D," or "Nobody Cares" which ride the wave of artificial noise to weird, poppy glory - in fact, despite there being eight "cooks in this kitchen," there aren't any clear missteps on this album. If you like the sound of one song, you're probably going to like the rest of them, though with such a diverse and eclectic mix of sounds on the album, it's relatively easy to get too lost here if you're not paying close enough attention. With a band so dependent on one sort of sound, it's hard to imagine how they'll follow this album up. Obviously, this is a band with a lot of creativity and interesting things to put on the musical table, but, the general feeling is that this album doesn't truly reach the apex of what they're capable of.



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ZackSh33
March 2nd 2018


681 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Maybe more of a soundoff here, but didn't want to drag on too much. These guys have had a lot of hype, and if you want to know more about their background or formation, you can read up about it in a million different places.



Album's good, worth a listen certainly - though it won't be everyone's cup of tea. Feedback appreciated! See more of my reviews at my blog, http://www.hotonehundo.com

AsleepInTheBack
March 2nd 2018


5998 Comments


Neat little write up
Not sure this is my thing, but I may give it a go if I get a sec

ZackSh33
March 2nd 2018


681 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks for the feature!

ProjectFreak
March 2nd 2018


3859 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this sounds like very much my jam

AaroN911
March 2nd 2018


2564 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Such a weird mix of cute sounds, I like it

Digging: Shadow of Intent - Melancholy

VaxXi
March 2nd 2018


4409 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It's All Good and Nobody Cares are god tier pop songs but everything else here is just "nice". Kind of a shame, really.

AaroN911
March 2nd 2018


2564 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I don't know I think I liked all of them pretty equally honestly

ProjectFreak
March 2nd 2018


3859 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah this feels like a pretty rock solid 3.5

AaroN911
March 2nd 2018


2564 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I am excited to see if it grows on me, it's so nice

WatchItExplode
March 2nd 2018


7036 Comments


Nobody Cares is a killer track for sure

jtswope
March 2nd 2018


5788 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Your last sentence sums up my feelings exactly. These guys do seem like one of those very creative groups with a lot of good ideas that have yet to reach their full potential. Time will tell.

anatelier
March 2nd 2018


2860 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this 3.5 is on the strength of nobody cares alone

Digging: Red Hearse - Red Hearse

AaroN911
March 2nd 2018


2564 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Nobody cares, sprorgnsm, relax is yummy

MarsKid
Contributing Reviewer
March 2nd 2018


9962 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I thought this was Superorgasm at first, missed opportunity

Digging: WRVTH - No Rising Sun

SowingSeason
Moderator
March 2nd 2018


31942 Comments


I'm not that immature (I don't think anyway) and I can't not read it that way.

Good review.

Digging: Off With Their Heads - Be Good

Beautiful
March 2nd 2018


417 Comments


Everybody Wants to Be Famous

was underwhelming

mete0ra
March 4th 2018


204 Comments


^ I'd enjoy that song more if it didn't re-use internet slang from around 2012 ("feeling like a boss" is literally the first line)

zakalwe
March 4th 2018


28304 Comments


According to Wikipedia

“With the band growing in size, it was decided that Superorganism would relocate to London to create music together. As of late 2017, seven out of eight band members live together in a large terraced house in East End that doubles up as a live-in, 24-hour studio.”

Bin it.



DoofusWainwright
March 4th 2018


19991 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Bin it [2]

BADNEW
March 7th 2018


16 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I would rather listen to the death rattle of my only child.



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