Blindwish’s debut album, Good Excuses, drops September 1st, 2017. This album is a rollercoaster from start to finish. Not the one where you wait, restlessly at the top and then drop into the fun. It has an immediate take off and immerses you! It starts off with glitchy synths into what sounds like an old pop-punk song! The entire album has a lot of diversity, in which you can tell they are still shaping their sound. But, nonetheless Good Excuses must be one of the best albums I have heard this year. I went into this album blind and came out singing the entire album the third time around! I didn’t expect such power and diversity to come out of a band on their debut album! On one end the album is soft and on the other it is very punchy. It has many influences within the heavy and soft genres. It’s like a blend of pop-punk and post-hardcore.
The album has many positives and very few negatives. The negatives do play a role, though. I personally didn’t enjoy the shift from “Cold Shoulders” to “Down” it felt very random and was a drastic change. Not to say it was bad just rushed, the songs themselves are well written and played beautifully. Above all it was a solid album that should be heard by fans of bands like Blink-182, State Champs, or Yellow Card. If you showed anybody this album they would not be able to pick that they started only last year! They are very clear and the production quality is incredible. I really wished it was longer as the album is only 36 minutes and most albums are significantly longer. So, do yourself a favor and check them out, you will not regret it!
Pros; Production, quality, catchy, diversity
Cons; Song Shifting, album duration
Blind Wish is;
Vocals – Zackary David
Guitar – Billy Barber
Guitar – Dakota Dufloth
Bass – Kendrick Nicholson
Drums – Garrett Grothe
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