Review: Algernon Cadwallader – ‘Parrot Flies’

Posted on 20/06/2011


In Algernon Cadwallader’s newest release, ‘Parrot Flies’, we hear quite a change in the bands song writing and overall sound.  Yes, the barely in tune vocals and noodly guitars stay consistent, but its very noticeable the band has taken a slightly different direction with this new album.  There’s no denying the songs rely less on obscured pop song melodies – the vocals are much stronger than previous releases and overall the album seems more energetic and musically fuller.

For a band of 3, there’s no denying that it’s impressive that Algernon create the fullness of sound they do.  Every song on the album is as catchy as the next, which is strange given the lack of conventional melody.  They do what in my opinion only one other band of the genre has been able to do (i’m talking about the infamous cap’n jazz of course), being they make emo accessible to a larger audience – which in the long run will hopefully increase their popularity, hence bringing us more music in the future.

I can already see this album making its way into my favourites – and it goes without saying i’m going to be listening to it constantly in the upcoming weeks.

Overall, an amazing release from one of the bands at the forefront of Emo.  Who knows how long we’ll have to wait for a new album, we can only hope not to long.  Needless to say, ‘Parrot Flies’ will quench fans thrist for new music for a while.

Rating: 4.5/5

Download: Algernon Cadwallader – Parrot Flies

– J –