Passwords [Colored Vinyl] (LP)


Dawes

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Amoeba Review

06/20/2018

Folk-rock stalwarts Dawes deliver their most musically accomplished album yet on Passwords. Despite being usually allergic to anything remotely cynical, lead single “Living in the Future” is literally and figuratively heavy, with a loping, metallic riff and future-paranoid lyrics about the “battle of the passwords,” with Taylor Goldsmith sneering, “I’m always planning my escape.” An opening like this makes it all the more effective when Dawes let some light in, as with the anodyne synths and arresting vocals on “Stay Down,” which sounds like Bruce Springsteen at his ’80s best. But lyrically, Goldsmith takes after classic country, touching on infidelity and the power of empathy over acoustic fingerpicking, stately piano, and sighing steel guitars on “Crack the Case.” This mix of light and darkness does down smooth, thanks to the rhythm section’s light but complex grooves and lush evening sounds that evoke soft-rock legends like 10cc and Hall & Oates on tracks such as “Feed the Fire.” On Passwords, Dawes have learned to combine piercing earnestness with smoothed-out sounds, tempering a glut of pure emotion with depth and variety of sound.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Living In The Future
Dawes 04:50
2.
Stay Down
Dawes 03:20
3.
Crack The Case
Dawes 05:54


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Feed The Fire
Dawes 05:57
2.
My Greatest Invention
Dawes 05:46


Side C Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Telescope
Dawes 06:34
2.
I Can't Love
Dawes 05:35
3.
Mistakes We Should Have Made
Dawes , Lucius 03:48


Side D Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Never Gonna Say Goodbye
Dawes 03:56
2.
Time Flies Either Way
Dawes 05:53

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