Let Go is the third record that Nada Surf have to their name, first released in 2002 but now back out in the world once more. Their sweeping, breezy alt-rock sound is in full effect here, with plenty of the songs having party-grade pop immediacy. This LP reissue courtesy of Mardev is the first time the album has been available on vinyl in Europe.
Vinyl Double LP £17.49 MDV04LP
2LP on Mardev.
8/10 Jack 14th June 2016
Right off the bat this record grabs you, from the stripped down "Blizzard of 77"'s haunting melodies and harmonious vocals, to the melancholy wonder of "Inside of Love". The songs are melodic, sometimes moody, and the slower numbers work better than the rockers. The production sometimes reminds me of a better rehearsed version of Big Star's "3rd/Sister Lovers". Though the lyrics are indeed a bit gloppy at times and could have used a few re-writes, the inventive instrumentation and arrangements makes up for any shortcomings.
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