“Dropped Again” is a new album that was released this spring by the indie-rock, psychedelic band Brick + Mortar. I happened to discover this band/album by stumbling upon a music video for “One Little Pill” on my Facebook feed. After sampling the album (and noticing it was on sale) I decided to give it a shot!
A track-by-track breakdown:
5/5 stars: The first track is very catchy and sets a captivating tone for the whole album.
2. “Staying Gold”
5/5 stars: The chorus has a strong Pink Floyd vibe, which I really enjoy.
3. For Yellow Walls
3/5 stars: Totally experimental track which may have to grow on me a little more.
4. Hollow Tune
5/5 stars: I feel a lot of intense emotions in this song.
5. Move to the Ocean
4/5 stars: This extremely muffled track is quite repetitive but filled with fascinating lyrics.
6. Dark Skies
3/5 stars: This track didn’t really stand out to me, for better or worse.
7. Brighter Than the Sun
4/5 stars: A fast-paced track that makes you want to move around and clap your hands to the beat.
8. One Little Pill
5/5 stars: Here’s the track that first attracted me to the album. Its vibe is a beautiful mix between classic and experimental.
9. Great Escape
4/5 stars: The deeply authentic lyrics deserve more attention than the melody, which is very all-over-the-place.
10. Move to the Ocean (Remix)
5/5 stars: I really like the way they re-arranged the tune: much stronger.
OVERALL: 5/5 stars
Some tracks are better than others, but overall, this is a really unique and talented band that deserves its proper recognition. I would highly recommend this album to others, especially those who are into alternative music.