Album review: The Juice, Volume II by Emotional Oranges
The Juice, Volume II
Avant Garden/Island Records
The anonymous duo known as Emotional Oranges have managed to produce a hip album that integrates funk and R&B. Their newest album, The Juice, Volume II, starts with, “Don’t Be Lazy” which sets the tone for the rest of the album. Each song effortlessly plays into the next throughout the entire record. Packed with hazy vocals and lo-fi beats, it’s obvious where their strengths lie as R&B artists. However, they fall short when the albums lyrical creativity is analyzed. The albums third track, “Your Best Friend Is a Hater,” is a song you sing along to strictly in your head because the words “swagger like a dagger” are too embarrassing to say out loud. The beats are solid and the added smokey guitar makes it all the better, but the duo lacks lyrical talent and originality.
– Hermie Ocenar