social icons WMMM twitterfacebook RSS facebook twitter RSS Center
105.5 Triple M
Membership has its privileges. Sign up to be a Triple M Member. You could win stuff!

Fresh New Music


 


[Album Review] Cold War Kids "Mine Is Yours"

Cold War Kids So, the Cold War Kids are back at it again and this album...isn't really special.  I have to say that I am a fairly big Cold War Kids fan.  I like the sound of lead singer Nathan Willett.  He has a painful drawl that sucks you in.  No doubt that he is a good singer, but this album really doesn't have much behind it.  I was longing for a Robbers & Cowards album that drew me in with classics like "Hang Me Up To Dry" and "Hospital Beds."  This album feels much safer and blander than any of their previous efforts.  There is something to be said for expanding on your previous sound, but sometimes it's like making a sequel that doesn't really feel warranted.  Indiana Jones 4 anyone? That said, there are some pretty decent songs in the bunch.  I really enjoyed "Sensitive Kid" and "Bulldozer," and even found myself drifting to those songs after hearing some of the prior rubbish.  Here is "Bulldozer" below: I think that this song is the best on the album.  If the whole album were encompassed by this sound, this would be gold.  But, sadly, it doesn't.  It feels mean to say it, but I found myself bored by a lot of their songs.  They just didn't do it for me. Songs I recommend: Mine Is Yours, Sensitive Kid, Bulldozer, Broken Open, Royal Blue, Out of The Wilderness. Overall: I think that Cold War Kids are an enigmatic group that has had flashes of brilliance, but this albums feels very contrived at points.  I recommend a couple of songs on it and no doubt there will be several fans who will love it, but it just wasn't for me.  They have to learn how to explore their sound more.  I look forward to what Cold War Kids will be doing in the future and I hope that this album will just be a slight blip on the radar of a great career.  They have the potential for greatness and it shows on this album, but it also shows on the album that they have some more work to do. -Soren Nieminen

Tags :  
Social :


Share This: | More


 
02/02/2011 11:12AM
[Album Review] Cold War Kids "Mine Is Yours"
Please Enter Your Comments Below
Title :
Comment :
Listen Live (WMMM)
Playlist (WMMM)
2 Minute Promise
Submit
The problem with holiday sweaters--and it's not that they're ugly
Holiday sweaters--oh we love to mock them! Ugly holiday sweater parties have become so mainstream that I feel they are no longer ironic. But that's not what I'm going to gripe about. My problem is that ugly holiday sweaters are now becoming...
Read More
Jonathan's Favorite Albums of 2014
Paolo Nutini - Caustic Love Paolo has been a friend of Triple M for years and his sound just keeps getting better and better. We've been playing "Let Me Down Easy" but one of my personal favorites is "Scream (Funk My Life Up) which has a pretty...
Read More
Marshall's Top Albums of 2014
1. U2- Songs of Innocence: One of my favorite English poets is, William Blake. Jim Morrison of the Doors was so inspired by Blake's poetry, he used one of Blake's lines, "the doors of perception," to name the Doors….the Doors! So, this U2 album,...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Carl Douglas "Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting"
It's hard to believe a novelty song like this went all the way up the charts to number one---but it did, and actually stayed there for two weeks! It seemed most everyone, excluding our meteorologist Brian Olson wanted to hear this song, which came...
Read More
Kitty's Top Albums of 2014
10. George Ezra: Wanted On Voyage This 21 year old sings, writes all his own songs and plays guitar bass and keyboards. And his music is beautiful, haunting and old beyond his years. In addition to the hit "Budapest", I loved the haunting "Did you...
Read More
Rock Hall gets it right, honors Stevie Ray Vaughan
When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2015 inductees this morning, I was very happy to see one of the names on the list: Stevie Ray Vaughan. Even though the late Texas guitar slinger has been eligible to get in since 2008, this is the...
Read More
Discover & Download: Elle King
This Week's Discover & Download...Elle King - Ex's and Oh's!
Jeff the Promo Guy's Top 2014 Picks
2014 had a ton of great new album releases, and I easily came up with more than 10 to reference. I would have loved to include The Fray, Angus & Julia Stone, Bleachers, Alt-J, and George Ezra… but they just didn't make it on my Top 10 list. Here...
Read More
 
Recent Blog Posts
The problem with holiday sweaters--and it's not that they're ugly
Holiday sweaters--oh we love to mock them! Ugly holiday sweater parties have become so mainstream that I feel they are no longer ironic. But that's not what I'm going to gripe about. My problem is that ugly holiday sweaters are now becoming...
Read More
Jonathan's Favorite Albums of 2014
Paolo Nutini - Caustic Love Paolo has been a friend of Triple M for years and his sound just keeps getting better and better. We've been playing "Let Me Down Easy" but one of my personal favorites is "Scream (Funk My Life Up) which has a pretty...
Read More
Marshall's Top Albums of 2014
1. U2- Songs of Innocence: One of my favorite English poets is, William Blake. Jim Morrison of the Doors was so inspired by Blake's poetry, he used one of Blake's lines, "the doors of perception," to name the Doors….the Doors! So, this U2 album,...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Carl Douglas "Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting"
It's hard to believe a novelty song like this went all the way up the charts to number one---but it did, and actually stayed there for two weeks! It seemed most everyone, excluding our meteorologist Brian Olson wanted to hear this song, which came...
Read More
Kitty's Top Albums of 2014
10. George Ezra: Wanted On Voyage This 21 year old sings, writes all his own songs and plays guitar bass and keyboards. And his music is beautiful, haunting and old beyond his years. In addition to the hit "Budapest", I loved the haunting "Did you...
Read More
Rock Hall gets it right, honors Stevie Ray Vaughan
When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2015 inductees this morning, I was very happy to see one of the names on the list: Stevie Ray Vaughan. Even though the late Texas guitar slinger has been eligible to get in since 2008, this is the...
Read More
Discover & Download: Elle King
This Week's Discover & Download...Elle King - Ex's and Oh's!
Jeff the Promo Guy's Top 2014 Picks
2014 had a ton of great new album releases, and I easily came up with more than 10 to reference. I would have loved to include The Fray, Angus & Julia Stone, Bleachers, Alt-J, and George Ezra… but they just didn't make it on my Top 10 list. Here...
Read More
Categories
Archives