Play the Songs You Like

Play the Songs You Like

by Radiator Hospital

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record)

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Play the Songs You Like

For Play the Songs You Like, their third album for Salinas Records, Radiator Hospital enlisted the help of Jeff Zeigler (the War on Drugs, Allison Crutchfield) in the studio. He gives their melodic, punk-infused love songs coherence but, thankfully, not unwanted refinement. A set of fast, clanging indie pop interspersed with just a few slower, sparer entries, the album races by despite a 16-song track list, given that only two of them clock in at over three minutes. Still energetic but more wistful, "Pastoral Radio Hit" has a standout vocal melody, while the brisker "Old Refrain" rides guitar hooks and thrashing drums as it tries to reel in an object of affection. Meanwhile, the jangly "Cheap Day," one of the album's slower tracks, plays like vintage power pop, and the ranting "The People at the Show" bangs out four beats per measure. They also change things up with "Half Empty," which features guitarist Cynthia Schemmer on the lead vocals, and "Heart of Darkness" is a solo ballad. However, nothing here seems even a hair out of place. Lead singer and songwriter Sam Cook-Parrott seems to be able to crank out these ringing, lovesick tributes to youthful affection, and established fans are almost certain to welcome Play the Songs You Like into their rotations.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/20/2017
Label: Salinas Records
UPC: 0634457788213
catalogNumber: 84
Rank: 63550

Tracks

  1. Long Distance Dedication
  2. Out of Mind
  3. Pastoral Radio Hit
  4. Old Refrain
  5. The Songs You Like
  6. Nothing Nice
  7. Cheap Day
  8. Also Ran
  9. Lonely Road
  10. The People at the Show
  11. Dance Number
  12. Half Empty
  13. Love Story
  14. Heart of Darkness
  15. Sycamore
  16. Absolutely Positive

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