Monday, June 4, 2012

Rooney - Calling the World

Calling the World shows that Rooney is swinging for the fences. The bring in lush orchestral arrangements and huge choral harmonies. Both the music and the artwork suggest a certain desire to be like Queen, but Rooney has never sounded as vintage as they want to. They have the sort of vintage vibe that comes when a 20-something guy dons 40-something thrift store duds. It's a good look, but that doesn't mean anyone is going to think you're from the 70's. This album isn't a failure, it just doesn't have its desired effect. I did really like "I Should've Been After You" but the rest of the album isn't quite as good as Rooney's self-titled debut.

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