Sunday, March 20, 2011

Album Review: Ordinary Riches by Company of Thieves

One of my favorite albums last winter/spring was Ordinary Riches by Company of Thieves. I first heard their single, Oscar Wilde, on the radio in New York. Right away that struck a chord with me because it's really hard to discover new music, especially GOOD underground music on the radio in New York City. But the song is so damn catchy, I don't know how anyone could not play it on the radio and not like it in general.

As a whole, Ordinary Riches is a straight up rock record that reminds me a little bit of some of the girl rock bands from the mid 90s. There's no fancy synthezisers, no techno beats, and no over-production. Just heartfelt songs from a four piece band (although at the time there were just 3 band members). The songs deal with topics from the war to relationships and are accessible to everyone regardless of your feelings of both. The music is not pretentious, and that's probably one of the best things about the band. You can like them regardless of the scene you're into, and shouldn't that be what music is all about? Good music for the sake of good music?

Not much more to say about this one, just let the video speak for itself.

Standout Tracks: Pressure, Past the Sleep (so hard to pick just two!)

1 comment:

Emma said...

I can't wait for the release of their new album "Running from a Gamble"! May 17th seems too far away...

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