Ruby Haunt
Tiebreaker


4.0
excellent

Review

by Jesper L. CONTRIBUTOR (103 Reviews)
December 18th, 2021 | 10 replies


Release Date: 2020 | Tracklist

Review Summary: calm

Amid the chaos of life, Tiebreaker is a breather; a moment of peace. Its approach is simple yet effective: throughout the record, Ruby Haunt accentuate soft dream pop with equally soothing synths to create a uniquely serene atmosphere. At no point does the album reach for the stars; instead, every song opts to touch the glow-in-the-dark stars left on your childhood bedroom’s wall. In doing so, Tiebreaker opts for familiar tranquility rather than ethereality, constructing its eight songs around delicately catchy melodies. ‘River’ complements acoustic strums with a warm haze of synths, before developing into a sleepily buoyant chorus. Wyatt Ininns' vocals feel equal parts detached and inherently embedded in every weightless moment, perfectly enhancing the album’s pristine atmosphere.

Where ‘Splinters’ evokes the sensation of light breeze hitting the waves of a sun-soaked lake while lyrically drowning the song in anxiety-induced declarations of despair, ‘Prairie Fire’ thrives off its uplifting piano melody. The song’s light twinkles showcase Tiebreaker’s remarkable ability to distill the uncertainties of life into their most quiet, paradoxically lovely forms. Detailing sentiments of wanting to alter one’s entire life, the song manages to contrast the act’s hopeless romanticism with explicit dispiritedness in the space of five lines. Comprising several highly memorable, comfortably hazy moments, Tiebreaker is a form of escapism while remaining firmly within the realm of all the misery, love, and helplessness in the world.



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JesperL
Contributing Reviewer
December 18th 2021


3857 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

https://rubyhaunt.bandcamp.com/album/tiebreaker

this desperately needed a review n what better time to write one than when the government just announced yet another lockdown and ur going through a breakup while trying to write ur silly lil research papers for uni hashtag feel sorry for me idk just listen to this album thx!

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YoYoMancuso
Contributing Reviewer
December 18th 2021


15311 Comments


pray for Jesper

Nice review as per usual, props for not making me read very much

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Sunnyvale
Contributing Reviewer
December 18th 2021


3284 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This definitely needed a review, indeed.



Hope things get better on your end, Jesper!

JesperL
Contributing Reviewer
December 18th 2021


3857 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thx baes < 3



n yeah i want to try n do more of these shorter bois as i generally also prefer concise revs!

YoYoMancuso
Contributing Reviewer
December 18th 2021


15311 Comments


^ I feel you on this, tired of my reviews taking forever to write haha

Slex
December 19th 2021


12768 Comments


Jawbone riff lives in my head rent-free, will have to check this

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JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
December 19th 2021


44405 Comments


short reviews are for strong bois who prey on weak minds

gj jesper // get rinsed everyone else. will probably check this in the next 2 months.

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Gnocchi
Staff Reviewer
December 19th 2021


16250 Comments


contrib squad still coming up with the december goods. much love

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JesperL
Contributing Reviewer
December 19th 2021


3857 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thx dads < 3

dedex
Contributing Reviewer
December 24th 2021


10286 Comments


Jesp! missed this but it's a babe



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