ALBUM REVIEW: We Are Scientists “Barbara”

File:Wearescientists barbara.jpgLabel: Masterswan Recordings
Release Date: 14th June 2010

The New York band are back with their fourth studio album, and yet another new line up. This time original members Keith Murray and Chris Cain, are  joined by the former Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows.

The album kicks off with their first release “Rules Don’t Stop”. This up tempo tune instantly brings back memories of the 2006 release “Love and Squalor”, which in my mind still remains their greatest album to date. Along with “Nice Guys”, the two singles  for me are the highlights of the album.

It has been commented that “I Don’t Bite” has similarities to the Arctic Monkeys, and it is easy to see the comparison with the catchy riff which festures throughout the tune, but this song is still pure We Are Scientists at heart.

The more melodic tracks on the album take the band to a more grown up feel with tracks such as “Pittsburgh” and “Foreign Kicks” bringing the pace back down a bit, before our senses are assaulted again (but only in the best possible way), with “You Should Learn”.

“Barbara” is definitely one lady I would recommend you take home. Understated, but still staying true to the instantly recognisable We Are Scientists sound,  it may not be as hard hitting as their earlier work, but it’s definitely a record that deserves a place among your music collection.

Rating: 3/5
Reviewer: Kim Harrell

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  1. […] The Kaje The more melodic tracks on the album take the band to a more grown up feel with tracks such as “Pittsburgh” and “Foreign Kicks” bringing the pace back down a bit, before our senses are assaulted again (but only in the best possible way), with “You Should Learn”. […]


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