Turnover have been growing and growing since the release of their first, much more aggressive album years ago. Good Nature is the third record from the US band and it brings with it eleven whole new levels of emotion- each song belonging to its own. Keeping with the direction that Turnover have found themselves going in, the record sticks to psychedelic roots with hints of indie and even pop. Available on Vinyl LP.
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Disappointment? Maybe. Peripheral Vision was arguably one of my favourite records of 2015 - Dizzy On The Comedown being a particular highlight - and even Magnolia is up there amongst my guilty pleasure records. Good Nature, however, wouldn’t even make it in my top ten records of 2017 so far so we can see where this review might be going.
The record starts off better than it ends. Super Natural was a single released earlier on in the year and was what drew my attention to the release. The soothing vocals and clever lyrics combined with that weird dream-pop vibe they have going on sounds like the perfect start to a perfect Turnover album. I was wrong. As the record gets going each song genuinely sounds the same; tracks four to eight being very similar.
There are some good parts in a few of the tracks - catchy shoegaze style guitars and the such. All That It Ever Was is arguably the best song on the record and it has gone straight onto a playlist on Spotify dedicated to one hit wonders from an album. The track begs you to get involved in the record, but at song number nine I feel that it is a little too much too late. And even then, it sounds like it shouldn’t even be on the record because it sounds just a little too different to the rest of the track.
Yes. I get it. I’ve moaned about it being too similar and I’ve moaned about it being too different. Yet this is the exact problem that I’m having with it. Maybe they should have tested the water with a couple of five or six track EP’s. I still would have bought them both, and no doubt many others out there would too.
All in all. Good Nature is worth a listen merely because a) it isn’t a bad album, it just isn’t as good as Peripheral Vision, and b) there are some very high quality tracks on here. Maybe after the weekend (I’m writing this on a Friday), I can come back and give this a little edit and an update. Maybe the record grows on you? Maybe the record needs to be listened to whilst your mind is completely unoccupied by something else?
Tracks to check out: Super Natural, All That It Ever Was and Living Small
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