Walter Meego, 'Voyage' (Almost Gold)

7
Voyage
Critical Mass
Label: Almost Gold

by Shannon Zimmerman

The debut album from this pop-rock duo comes so frontloaded with carbonated keepers (especially the spastic gurgles of "Girls" and liquefied beats of "Forever") that the album's back half can't help but sag. Still, you know you're in the presence of real ingenuity when the synth-drenched "Lost" and would-be power ballad "Baby Please" seem like relative lowlights simply because they rework excellent ideas better executed earlier on the album. But that tack, as well as a wide-eyed embrace of bubblegum disposability, gives these danceable ditties a distinctive sonic and thematic craftiness.

BUY:

iTunesAmazon

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Fantasmes — Bare Bones " 04:58
  • 2 The Black Angels — An Occurrence at 4507 South Third Street " 03:20
  • 3 J Dilla — Give Em What They Want " 02:45
  • 4 Low Leaf — Set Me Free " 02:13
  • 5 Doe Paoro — Nobody " 03:05
  • 6 Chromeo with Ezra Koenig — Ezra's Interlude " 01:55
  • 7 Soundgarden — Black Hole Sun (Demo) " 05:54

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA