Cherry Glazerr - Stuffed & Ready
One of North America’s strongest contemporary bands is back with a subtly intense record. I am glad I avoided listening to the singles before hearing the whole album. It is a cognizant piece—often commenting on social trends—like the romanticizing of the word daddy (“Daddi”), and forced extroversion (“Self Explained”). The album’ll satisfy past fans and serve as an invitation to new ones. Its sound is approachable, but their subject matter remains heavy. The instrumentation seamlessly fluctuates between chunky heaviness and smooth melodies. They have kicked their grungy manifestos into a new gear with this album. Recommended for fans of the Arctic Monkeys, Bikini Kill, Bleached, and the Regrettes.