Album Review: Sitting Pretty by The Academic
Album: Sitting Pretty
Band: The Academic
Label: Capitol Records
The Academic’s latest album, Sitting Pretty showcases the band’s growth and versatility. From the opening track “Pushing Up Daisies” which features soaring basses and anthemic choruses, it’s clear that this album is meant to be played loudly and sung along to.
One of the standout tracks on the album is “Don’t Take It Personally,” which was released as a single prior to the album’s release. The song’s driving rhythm and catchy chorus make it a perfect example of the band’s ability to craft memorable indie rock songs that stick in your head long after the last note has faded away.
The Irish Times has noted that while the band has stayed true to their indie rock roots, they have also evolved and grown since their early days. The band has stated that they never wanted to be pigeonholed as a specific type of band, and “Sitting Pretty” is a testament to their willingness to experiment and push the boundaries of their sound.
Overall, “Sitting Pretty” is a must-listen for anyone looking for catchy, energetic songs that are sure to get stuck in your head. The Academic has proven once again that they are a band to watch, and with this album, they have cemented their place as one of Ireland’s most exciting musical exports.
– Astrid Cunanan