While on one hand more and more iconic names in the entertainment and music world has been passing away, we’ve seen the reborn of both some big names and unknown but talent acts coming together to either tour and please fans altogether or, if we are lucky enough, put a material out. Sometimes this plan falls flat and it can even ruin their former status; however, sometimes it actually does increase the band popularity and remind us why we loved them so much.
Enter The Suburb, after two decades away from the spotlight the band is making a really big comeback with not only an incredible album we will talk in a bit, but also their own beer brand. Talking about entrepreneurism?
As for their new album goes, Hey Muse! is album that feels if it was made back in the 80s and just now it’s getting its release. The New Wave melodies captured in songs like “Lost You On The Dance Floor” feels so much as a classic rock song of that particular date in the veins of Duran Duran. It commands you to leave your sit and lost yourself in the sound. The title track reminded me right away about The Church, the somewhat haunting and damn catchy guitar riffs blends so well with the grimmy vocals. The band isn’t afraid of exploring other musical waters, in “Can’t Take You Back” there are these great elements of Disco that fits perfectly with the dark layers hidden in the music and that ropes the whole album.
There isn’t really any negative thing for me personally. I’ve discussed in the past on how many artists these days are in a constant of keeping the legacy of some early famous sounds as Motown. As the record progress, Hey Muse! brings back the nostalgia in so many levels. The way they adapt the sounds of the 80s into modern time is so incredible that’s even frightening.
Criteria - 95%
Overall, if you are a fan of Huey Lewis and Depeche Mode, you are ready for the greatest ride of your life. One you might though you'll never have. People complain on why no one makes music as they do back in the days, and for those, well, you are very lucky as this album and band will bring back your hope. The Suburbs have returned and if they keep release records like these, they will be here to stay.