12 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

While writing their third album, New Zealand brother-sister pop duo Broods had one rule: Don’t say no. In other words, be willing to experiment, to explore, and be true to themselves as artists. The attitude can be felt in everything from the album's title to its lyrics. In the glitchy opener “Sucker”, Georgia Nott sings, “Almost lost myself just trying to be like somebody else,” and in the defiant electroclash of “Old Dog”, she rails, “I’m not here just to please/Get that leash off me.” While you can still hear their trademark moody synth-pop on songs like “Falling Apart,” the joyful piano stabs of “Peach,” the shimmering synths of “Hospitalized” and the pure-pop refrain of “Everything Goes (Wow)” speak of a band happily charting their own destiny.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

While writing their third album, New Zealand brother-sister pop duo Broods had one rule: Don’t say no. In other words, be willing to experiment, to explore, and be true to themselves as artists. The attitude can be felt in everything from the album's title to its lyrics. In the glitchy opener “Sucker”, Georgia Nott sings, “Almost lost myself just trying to be like somebody else,” and in the defiant electroclash of “Old Dog”, she rails, “I’m not here just to please/Get that leash off me.” While you can still hear their trademark moody synth-pop on songs like “Falling Apart,” the joyful piano stabs of “Peach,” the shimmering synths of “Hospitalized” and the pure-pop refrain of “Everything Goes (Wow)” speak of a band happily charting their own destiny.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
45 Ratings
45 Ratings
JamesDetroit ,

AMAZING!

I’ve loved each of their albums but this one is by far my favorite! Every song is amazing.

Josh is melodramatic ,

Amazing

I can’t wait for this new era💕

dontbeaqueenjustbeadrag ,

Major issues

Seriously, I have no clue how they considered this to be better than the last two albums. Evergreen was a perfect introduction to the duo and established their sound seamlessly. Evergreen to Conscious was a seamless transition and it was a masterpiece. It had amazing vocals and didn’t depend solely on the electronic portion of it; it was more of a nice addition to the song instead of what drove the whole entire existence of it. The songs all make it seem like they wanted to be hella famous so bad, that they decided to abandon all the groundwork they laid out with their previous albums and attempted to become instantly famous, but they didn’t fulfill that. If you look at successful band evolutions, for example paramore, the reason they are successful is that they SLOWLY evolved with the times. They didn’t just change their entire style instantly and hope their fanbase would do it too. None of these songs flow cohesively like the previous ones. I genuinely loved the first two albums, so I hope this doesn’t seem like a hater gon hate comment.

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