Overall, this is a solid-to-excellent hard rock release which definitely pushes the envelope in ways I appreciate. It has a little something for everyone, and shows just enough diversity to make you wonder where these guys will take us next time around…
Another hard rocking year has come to pass and that means more great music has come and gone in 2014. The best part for us writers who get the privilege to listen to a boatload of great music every year is introducing you to our favorite albums throughout the year.
I admit I had pre-conceived ideas about The Pretty Reckless which mostly centered on the ability or perhaps lack of, of the ex-actress centre-piece Taylor Momsen. I am always suspicious (or cynical maybe) about bands that have massive hype attached to them – are you listening Royal Blood – and sometimes wonder if it doesn’t do the band in question more harm than good by raising expectation to unachievable levels. Having been pleasantly surprised by their latest album I was interested to see exactly what this gig would bring.