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GOMEZ

Whatever's On Your Mind

2011-07-06

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Released: 6 June 2011
Label: ATO

Gomez is an English band that emerged out of the same 90’s scene that birthed Oasis and Blur but followed a more bluesy edge opposed to their compatriots. Now, almost 15 years later, and after multiple label changes they are back with their 7th studio release and their third on ATO.

Lead singer Ian Ball has a similar cadence to Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard which fits extremely well with the pop-rock build up and releases on most tracks. Also interesting is the economical use of saxophone and synthesizer on several tracks creating a much more dynamic record. This is distilled 90s nostalgia in all its alternative rock glory.

Recommended Tracks: Whatever’s On Your Mind (3), Our Goodbye (6), That Wolf (9)
Reviewed by Devon Cunningham

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