Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – Better Days
Edward Sharpe may be the first band since The Beatles that appears to tastefully and consciously put the word “love” somewhere in the lyrics of literally every song. This cutesie, freewheeling theme carries over in the group’s latest album, released last week, which is self titled. In the release, frontman Alexander Ebert often takes soul inspired vocals, and soars them over stylings very reminiscent of blues pop bands from the 1960’s. In the opening track, “Better Days,” the band clearly makes some fresh changes when it comes to instrumentation and textures. But, Ebert ensures to always have that jingling rhythm to dance to that the group’s success was founded upon. Check out the rest of the album below.