Album Review: RUSH! by Måneskin
Label: Epic; Sony
It’s not often you get to watch contest winners in the music industry continue to build off their success, but Italian band Måneskin has taken their win and shared it globally. Young and clad in leather you would have never expected such a classic yet refreshing rock sound from them, but their third album RUSH! has been just that.
RUSH! is exactly what music is supposed to be: fun. The album explores a more explosive sound in a clearer way, but still includes irresistible guitar riffs from guitarist Thomas Raggi, who even brings Tom Morello on the second track “GOSSIP.” It seems this time around Måneskin has truly been able to explore their sound and flush out the sensuality they so seem to enjoy.
Stepping away, though not completely, from the provocative themes layered in the album lies completely unexpected gems in the form of ballads dedicated with love. “TIMEZONE” and “IF NOT FOR YOU” both remind us that love can come from the most unexpected places.
Possibly the best part of RUSH! is the amazing use of their first language to show that music is multilingual, and you don’t need to understand what they’re saying to know it sounds good.
— Abbie Riglin