Your Classic Indie Rock Album
The Cribs released its seventh full length album, and after 15 years, it’s safe to say the members know what they are doing when releasing new music. The new album, 24-7 Rock Star Shit, is a clear example of a band that has found their sound and really polished it over the years.
The Cribs come from England and consist of three brothers. They have been making music together for several years and, when comparing the new album to some of their older work, it is obvious that those years have paid off. Something that stands out with The Cribs as a band would be the vocals on each track, and this is really showcased throughout the album. The vocals on this specific album are reminiscent of frontmen like Jesse Lacey of Brand New, with just the right amount of rough around the edges.
Another outstanding quality of this album is how it all flows together. The Cribs did a great job at ordering the tracks on the album in a way that makes for an easy listen each time; saving the softer and slower tracks for the middle of the album and starting it off with more high energy tracks made complete sense for a group like The Cribs.
As far as individual tracks go for the album, “Year of Hate” stands out due to the interesting, At The Drive In-inspired guitar work featured on it. Right away, the music grabs the attention of the listener and keeps them there throughout the track. The rest of the high energy tracks on the album live up to the expectation one may have going into an indie rock album, while a slower song like “Sticks Not Twigs” stood out due to its unique nature.
With all of that being said, if someone is on the lookout for a classic indie rock album to fulfill some angst within, The Cribs have got what they need.