10 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A passionate student of mainstream ’80s pop, obscure German electro jams, and Canadian folk, Diamond Rings is the stage name of one John O’Reagan of Toronto, a young man known for matching his eyeshadow to his Nike sneakers. Launching the album into the stratosphere, the futuristic “Everything Speaks” is about being receptive to inspiration. Blessed with a frontman’s vocal chops and charisma, Diamond Rings carries synthed-out cuts like “Hand Over My Heart” and “(I Know) What I’m Made Of” like a new-era Adam Ant. At first listen, “All the Time” thunders like an electronic dance cut destined for Ibiza, but Diamond Rings grounds the song with vulnerability and murmuring keyboards. Free Dimensional is a self-assured and polished album that meshes laser beam aesthetics and rock-solid song-craft. This album is our Editors' Choice.

EDITORS’ NOTES

A passionate student of mainstream ’80s pop, obscure German electro jams, and Canadian folk, Diamond Rings is the stage name of one John O’Reagan of Toronto, a young man known for matching his eyeshadow to his Nike sneakers. Launching the album into the stratosphere, the futuristic “Everything Speaks” is about being receptive to inspiration. Blessed with a frontman’s vocal chops and charisma, Diamond Rings carries synthed-out cuts like “Hand Over My Heart” and “(I Know) What I’m Made Of” like a new-era Adam Ant. At first listen, “All the Time” thunders like an electronic dance cut destined for Ibiza, but Diamond Rings grounds the song with vulnerability and murmuring keyboards. Free Dimensional is a self-assured and polished album that meshes laser beam aesthetics and rock-solid song-craft. This album is our Editors' Choice.

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