The Pretty Reckless - "Who You Selling For"
Written by: Lexie
Talk about a THROWBACK! If you're a true music-lover, then you are familiar with the incredible music produced by each generation, and how it's evolved and informed today's current music. The Pretty Reckless's newest album, "Who You Selling For," is a prime example of how today's music pulls influence from the past, in a way that recreates and revives the beloved sound from the past.
The first track, "The Walls Are Closing In/Hangman," acts as an accurate representation of the album's overall sound -- heavy with 90s grunge influences. This song in particular has elements that are reminiscent to Alice In Chains and Nirvana. Grunge-lovers will immediately be drawn in.
Most of the tracks will seem to transport you back to the 90s, while a few stand out and provide contrast. "Wild City" is one of these tracks, with a 70s vibe. Though the sound catches the ear off-guard, it stays true to the album's theme of paying tribute to great music from the past. Meshing the old with the new, "Back to the River" creates a separate tone to the album by pulling influences from classic rock.
"Bedroom Window" and "The Devil's Back" slow down the tone and mood of the album, winding down the second-half of it and giving a sense of closure. "Mad Love," the final track, is a more contemporary, grooving rock song. This seems to completely draw the album to a close, as if the other songs (which consisted of elements of earlier music) were leading up to this point -- both in time and conclusion of the album.
Overall, I would rate this album a solid 9 out of 10. I think the music will take you back, and let you reminisce on the rock music you grew to know and love over time. Every piece is done well, and will keep you drawn-in and interested.
If you haven't heard the album for yourself now, what are you waiting for?! Be sure to check out "Who You Selling For" and let us know what YOU think!