Bringing you a very late #MusicMonday because The Maine has just released their new album American Candy. If there is one thing I love in music, it is great progression. For bands in the pop/rock genre, it is frequently the lack of progression that makes me lose interest. As far as progression goes, The Maine has done it better than any other and American Candy is no exception.
American Candy vowed to be an album that would be the best collection of sounds from the band’s previous albums but still very original. If The Maine has proven anything, it is that they are never short on originality. Since the release of Pioneer, The Maine has released music that is genuine, smart, and kick-ass. American Candy is everything I hoped it would be.
The album intertwines the best of The Maine. We can hear cheeky pop tunes that are vaguely reminiscent of their Black and White days. Dark, twisted lyrics that remind us of their most recent release Forever Halloween. Still though, there is an untouched sound found in this album. American Candy sounds like summer. Turn this album on, roll your windows down, and live because that is the listening experience that American Candy craves.
I’ve said it before and I will say it again, if you wrote The Maine off as a cheap pop/rock act, rethink everything you’ve ever known. This band remains one of the most talented and originals acts around.
The Maine, American Candy: 4.5/5