The new album from Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson – Small Changes We Hardly Notice (released 7th August) is simply sublime. Fans of this band will not be disappointed as this group from Oslo keep going from strength to strength and their latest work is probably their best yet. A powerful yet well balanced album that flows from one sublime track to the next with ease and grace.
Beautifully orchestrated and full of soul this is a wonderful album, perfect for hot summer nights chilling with a few friends or even on your own indulging your inner emo.
Noticeable singles include ‘All I remember is punk rock’ a slow and soulful number and the more upbeat ‘Hearts and Consequences’. Though I have to admit my favourite (and picking one was difficult) is ‘Swim Team Philosopher’ for its unrepentant longing and heartfelt hopefulness. Melancholic lyrics, rippling drum beats, and guitar riffs to die for fill this album from the first opening chords until the final fade out.
This is a near perfect blend of post-rock, emo, and pop. Emotive and beautiful this has to be one of the best albums of its kind this year. 8.5/10