Charly Bliss albums
Guppy – (4.5 / 5)
Bands as fun and naïve sounding as Charly Bliss should never go out of style. Sure the mix of The Breeders, Weezer, and other early 90’s grunge/alternative bands is obnoxiously present, as well as The Strokes homage “Scare U”, but every once in a while we have to be reminded of those more fun and more innocent times in rock music history. The opening four songs “Percolator”, “Westermarck”, Glitter”, and “Black Hole” is perhaps the most carefree of any album made this year. There is also depth and complex chord patterns in many of the songs, especially “Ruby”, that hints at a more complex future and expanding of the bands sound. Lead Singer Eva Hendrix rehashes many youthful experiences in a universal appealing way, and works with her brother drummer Sam Hendrix to form memorable hooks with Spencer Fox’s guitar riffs that will stand the test of time. Guppy is a reminder to not take ourselves so seriously when critiquing rock albums.