Trash Boat
Crown Shyness


4.0
excellent

Review

by industry plant USER (27 Reviews)
May 11th, 2019 | 7 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Capturing the crown

Over the not-that-long course of their existence, Trash Boat have become one of the most popular names in the pop punk scene, and it's certainly an honor they deserve too—Nothing I Write You Can Change What You've Been Through was a stellar debut that showed just how much potential they had, but they seemed to be somewhat stuck in the shadow of bands like The Story So Far. With Crown Shyness, Trash Boat have polished things up and have come onto their own, and any "sophomore slump" phenomenon has officially been harshly averted.

Crown Shyness finds the band tapping into their hardcore side more than their pop punk side, and it's absolutely a change for the better—vocalist Tobi Duncan adds a level of grit to his voice without sacrificing anything, and his ability to do as such is almost unmatched in the scene nowadays. Guitarists Ryan Hyslop and Dann Bostock only add to the brilliance of the record; their playing is fast-paced and energetic, but they manage to add darker undertones to it and it compliments Duncan's darker lyrics very well. Instrumentally, the only parts where things are more of the same lie with bassist James Grayson and drummer Oakley Moffatt; they're absolutely trying their best, but they just can't seem to bring the best out of themselves, although this is really more of a minor nuisance than anything.

The production and mixing surprisingly balances everything out nicely—things are polished, but they aren't overpolished; it allows Crown Shyness to keep some of its edge around rather than throwing it all away to appease anyone. The instruments all have spaces to breathe, and unlike many other mixing jobs in the scene where overemphasis is placed on guitar and vocals, you can actually make all of the instruments out. At the end of the day, the biggest faults of Crown Shyness are simply minor annoyances and lie solely with the band, and even then it's clear that they put all their energy into the album. Trash Boat have virtually perfected their sound on Crown Shyness save for a few faults, and have rightfully claimed their throne as one of the newest kings in the pop punk scene.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
WeepinnWillow
May 10th 2019


606 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Album stream: https://open.spotify.com/album/0Q6FKFBM1tSvPMwWS42myR

After the brutality that was the Folk Hop 'n' Roll review, I wanted to be positive. Constructive criticism appreciated.

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LotionLord
May 11th 2019


54 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Underrated album

Snake.
May 11th 2019


21662 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

band sure leads the pack in overdramatic as shit pop punk



pos

StrikeOfTheBeast
May 11th 2019


6814 Comments


Dude Trash Boat is a Regular Show episode! lmao

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mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
May 12th 2019


767 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

amazing band and album. dunno what it is about them but they have become one of my favorite and most listened-to bands over the past year or so.

dmp3131
May 12th 2019


1337 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Their Linkin Park cover kicks ass too

WeepinnWillow
May 12th 2019


606 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

agreed



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