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Haim – Something To Tell You (Columbia Records).

Looking at the shelve notes of Days Are Gone (2013) and now their brand new sophomore album, I’ve noticed that the Haim sisters have collaborated once again with their primary producer Ariel Rechtshaid and created a near exact copy of their debut album with just enough new bling to keep you interested. Four years in between albums hasn’t diminished Haim’s enthusiasm or abilities. In fact, Something To Tell You, maybe a little more superior than their debut, which by the way spawned six singles and brought the girls instant fame, but its definitely not ground-breaking. It still has that 80’s and 90’s vibe and their preference for playing pop rock (soft rock), which I don’t mind but I wont be going out of my way to crank up the volume. I can easily do that with Black Satellite’s Endless.

I really like Haim but I do hope I don’t tire of them. Maybe for next time, I’d like to dare Haim to record something outside their comfort zone and embrace an edgier scratchy sound. It’s definitely not beyond them. After all they’re not afraid of incorporating varying musical influences like R&B in their studio sound. Nonetheless, there is a lot that I like about Something To Tell You, even if they are exploring break-up theme songs, which seem like a dim a dozen at the moment. But it is the harmonies of this sister act is what everyone (I assume) loves about them, especially lead vocalist, guitarist Danielle’s infectious voice.

Photo Credit: The album artwork of Something To Tell You is courtesy of Columbia Records.  I make use of it under the rationale of fair use because no free equivalent seems to exist and it serve as the primary means of visual identification at the top of my article dedicated to the review in question. I am not the uploader of the You Tube clip embedded here.

Posted by Robert Horvat

Robert Horvat is a Melbourne based blogger. He believes that the world is round and that art is one of our most important treasures. He has seen far too many classic films and believes coffee runs through his veins. As a student of history, he favours ancient and medieval history. Music pretty much rules his life and inspires his moods. Favourite artists include The Beatles, Pearl Jam, Garbage and Lana Del Rey.

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