Monday, August 26, 2013

The Beta Band - Heroes to Zeroes

As far as Beta Band albums go, this is the most straightforward and pop-oriented as they come. Since I already dropped a Flaming Lips comparison in an earlier review, let's just say that this is Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. It has the greatest crossover potential of any Beta Band album, yet it still remains true to who the band is and has always been.

Oddly enough, a few of the tracks actually sound like they could fit on Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (I'm looking at you, "Space"). Flaming Lips comparisons aside, Heroes to Zeroes is a great listen. It's dreamy and flowing, and yet it doesn't have a single track that even reaches the 5 minute mark (this is the first Beta Band album to keep things so short). If you don't know whether or not The Beta Band is your bag, this is probably the best place to start.

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