Cults – Cults
It’s definitely summertime.
Cults are/were an internet sensation last year with the catchy “Go Outside”, they seemed perfectly set up for a completely overhyped debut. But alas, it’s not. It’s a correctly rated summer anthem filled release, that’s just long enough to not be too long, and just short enough to not be too short – if that makes sense. It’s bubbly, and a little mischievous at the same time, like if Veruca Salt had a sunnier disposition – a good mix of obvious bedroom, 50’s, beach pop, and other reverb touched influences.
The only issue with the record. The best three (or four) tracks are first three (or four – I really like “Most Wanted”). Not that the other songs are worthy, but they should’ve put some space in between those first few. It would’ve given the album a fuller listen. (Yes, track listing is an important and highly underrated aspect.)
Grade: B+. It’s a well executed record.