Bourgeois Faux Pas by Ghost of the Robot
Ghost of the Robot takes us back to the soft rock of the 90s, with what feels like a mix of Sugar Ray and their original sound in Mad Brilliant. From the moment I hit play and the first song Hello (Album) started playing, I felt as if I had been drifted away to paradise, sipping drinks on the beach, with not a worry nor a cloud in the sky (but the fact is I live in the North West and there are a lot of clouds in the sky…). This is the type of music I used the play when I was younger, locking myself in my room to create stories and dream of the future (of which is still do actually). I am glad I saw it on James Marsters’ Facebook and decided to download it. It was not a purchase that I regretted.
There are 11 tracks on the album and I loved every single one (which is rare for me, except for the artists Memphis May Fire, Oomph!, and Ghost of the Robot)
- Hello (Album) – a great start to the album, a nice solid beat and lyrics that you can just dream about driving to the beach to.
- Back to Act Two – a little bit reminiscent of their album Murphy’s Law, kind of a slower beat, getting you into the rest of their album.
- Three – a sweet slow song that seems like a mix of Valerie (Single) and Good Night Sweet Girl from their album of Mad Brilliant. Here I thought they couldn’t write another song as great as those two, but I was proven wrong!
- Mother of Peril – getting back to a bit of a faster pace, this song mixes a bit of fast beat with still the same sweet voice of both the second and third songs.
- Bad – my favorite song of the album, a nice fast pace song that I think defines Ghost of the Robot’s sound. A great little love story tied into beautiful vocal and instrumental performance of the band. Definitely a new fav of Ghost of the Robot!
- All That She Wanted – another lovely romance song that will bring tears to your eyes. Up beat, but passionate.
- Why Do We Love? – another slower song with a great melody, bringing the sound that defines the album Murphy’s Law.
- Katie – coming back to what I feel sounds like 90s soft rock, something I miss tremendously if you can’t tell, this song ties into the beginning of the album as it is coming to a close.
- The Weight – another fast pace song that brings out the indie that is Ghost of the Robot. It is the type of music that defines them, I think, and separates them from a lot of different artists.
- Fall Away – another slower paced song, bringing the album to a close, a little reminiscent of Murphy’s Law.
- Dark Matter – closing the album, a soft sweet song to leave you to finish off your day a little more pleasant.
All in all, I loved Ghost of the Robot’s new album and hope there is more to come! It definitely had a good mix of different types of music, soft and faster paced, and even though I tend to love faster paced music, I still enjoyed it a lot. So check it out if you have a chance.