New Music: Band of Skulls – “Sweet Sour”

Band of Skulls has been one of my top five favorite bands since their debut, Baby Darling Doll Face Honey discussed here, and they are also in my top three of bands to see live (discussed here). So you can imagine that I have been awaiting their sophomore album with great anticipation. Sophomore albums being what they are, however, I have tried to keep my expectations in check.

As it turns out, I needn’t have worried. This band can be counted on to produce music that reminds you of their previous hits, yet explores new territory and never repeats itself. The new album has a softer side than the debut had, and I don’t know if it will grab people right off the bat like that album did, because it’s less obviously hooky and more complex, but its a great follow-up, and it contains my favorite song title in the last five years: You’re Not Pretty But You Got It Goin’ On.

You can listen to the whole album here. Let me know what you think.

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