I wrote a review on Abandoned Pools’ most recent album, Sublime Currency, for the sports site, BALLnROLL; you can read it here.
I actually majorly screwed up when I first wrote the article, calling Armed To The Teeth (his second album) Lethal Killers, which is actually the title of the first track of the album. I did this because I’m an idiot.
When fellow Media-junkie Luminik read the review, she said she wasn’t really able to follow a lot of it, since I talk so much about the early Abandoned Pools albums, which she hasn’t heard. That’s fair to say, I think.
The thing was—I didn’t want to just write a standard review, talking about the music and what it’s like (it’s great), and if you should listen to it (you should).
I really needed to talk about what this album meant, and what it personally means. Abandoned Pools doesn’t release albums very often (the last one was in 2005), and for Tommy Walter to release a new one, and a very good one, is just—I’m not sure how to describe it.
It’s like how it feels when Gorillaz releases a new album, but not really, because Gorillaz is a globally popular band and not one that seems like it was just you and your highschool friends who listened to it. Maybe, like, if Bratmobile got back together and released an album, and it was great. Maybe like that.
Abandoned Pools releasing Sublime Currency just feels like a major thing for fans.
Anyways, go read it.