CD REVIEW: Thirty Curses Self-Titled Album
The Thirsty Curses are a 4 man rock-n-roll band based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. Their new self-titled album provides a raw, unapologetic perspective on the roughness we all feel through the ins and outs in life. This musical masterpiece of an album draws from several genres – such as punk, lighter and heavier rock, alternative and even country – although this album gives off a true “classic rock” vibe through and through. Every song beautifully blends diverse sounds and styles with harmonious and catchy lyrics. An album that would please both you and your older-aged rock-loving dad.
A track I’m loving from this album is “G.D.M.T.”, which stands for “God don’t make (no) trash” as sang in the chorus. Beautifully sounding acoustic guitar and poetic sounding lyrics give this song an almost nostalgic sound, this is one to blast with the windows down while yelling/singing along. “God don’t make trash” is a new favorite personal mantra.
One of my personal favorite tracks is “Cold Black Ink”, including almost jazz/blues feeling piano and chilling melodies and blending vibes from both grungy punk and harmonious alternative music. The lyrics “I miss the dirty life/ I miss the drugs and the fights” has a universal message of missing “the good ol’ days”, simpler times, that we can all relate to in one way or another.
Another one of my favorite tracks, that really sets itself apart from the rest of the album is “You Don’t Have to Tell Me”. Featuring a call-and-answer type singing in the chorus, folk-y sounding guitar and energizing drum beats – I can only imagine how much fun this song must be to see live in concert. Love the upbeat, high tempo combined with the catchy lyrics.
Listening to this album in it’s entirety was a true treat, and although I may be bias due to loving a good genre-bending rock album, the Thirsty Curses did it all absolutely right and smashed it out of the park with this album. This one is a true winner.
by Olivia Praet
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