ALBUM TITLE : OCEAN BY OCEAN
ARTIST : THE BOXER REBELLION
GENRE : ALTERNATIVE ROCK / INDIE ROCK
DATE RELEASED : 2016
You will be disappointed if you think that this band espouses violence as The Boxer Rebellion in China is probably one of the most violent ethnic war in history. Glad, that this band is not into metal or other forms of loud rock music. In this album, listeners are treated to pleasant melodies, good hooks, effervescent, reflective songs. The whole album is a delight to listen as you will be treated to different musical styles like new wave, world music, rock, alternative, dance, and new age music.
Watch and Listen to an accoustic version of “Let’s Disappear” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mQGgcH72gM
Yes, you will notice New Wave influence in the song “Let’s Disappear.” You might find “Pull Yourself Together” drawn into the new age sounds in this track. You can also say that “Big Ideas” are like nineties rock like songs from Suede. In “Firework,” you have a track that can compete to Beck, Nuttini, Savoretti, and other vocal driven rock and folk performer. “Keep Me Close” is a track that Pink Floyd would have performed had it been written during their “Another Brick On The Wall” era.
Watch official music video of “Big Ideas” here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG1OWhz7GiM
I mentioned about dance,“Let It Go” can be misconstrued as an EDM track performed by an electronic band at the height of ambient and industrial rock during late nineties and early 2000s. The whole album is indeed a mix or mash up of different musical genre’s and fortunately, The Boxer Rebellion was able to pull it together and deliver music that deserves more than playing but a record to treasure over the years.
I rate this record 4 stars out of 5 stars.
1 star = Ignore it
2 stars= risk it
3 stars = borrow or buy it
4 stars = buy it and keep it
5 = buy, keep, and treasure it