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A Classic but Refreshing Soul-Pop Record from The Forever Agos

An album release from The Forever Agos brings a wondrous blend of everything from soul to Americana and plenty more all rolled up into one massive record that shines with personality and character, so you end up getting attached to those aspects the quickest but it's eclectic and spirited set of songs I have a particular way of grabbing your attention and keeping you right where they want to.

The Rearview album spans eight tracks and throughout those tracks gives you an array of outstanding songwriting and performances that feel like they were recorded live on the floor and all the players involved were sort of feeding off of each other's energies the entire time.

Now, I could be completely wrong about the whole live-on-the-floor thing but, either way, it makes you want to see them perform it live in your face because if the energy captured on record is this good then seeing it live must be awesome.

One of my favorite things about this record is that a good number of the songs have this classic style of songwriting to them, and it brings up a vintage or old-school vibe that you end up really enjoying.

By the time you get halfway through the record you are fully soaked in this atmosphere the record gives off and you can hear elements of honesty and that personality start to really shine through.

This record is thriving in a lot of different ways, and it feels really good to listen to it because when you do, you're sort of pulled away from your surroundings for a good little chunk of time and the record serves as an escape.

You're put into a different mindset and a different place which is a beautiful thing for a record to be able to do these days.

I grew up in a time when you'd hear a song, you go to the store and buy the full album. There was something to that. Something special.

We have lived in a very single-based Society for quite some time and to me that's not the greatest thing in the world, but I can understand why.

I have missed not only full albums, but full albums like this one where the songs tell little stories and have strange ways of interconnecting with each other.

This is the type of album where you listen to it in full so you can soak in everything that's meant to be soaked in. If you only listen to a few tracks from this record, then you're not getting the full spectrum of what it has to offer.

I love these elements of classic soul pop being performed and done with such a particular aesthetic that it feels authentic but also brought into a more current platform.

Tons of influences must have bred an album like this one, and to me, that's brilliant because there's a fluctuation of changes that happen and even with the record being so eclectic at times, there is a confluent element to the whole thing.

It makes sense as a full album.

The vocals are slightly animated but very soulfully performed and the guitar work is outstanding throughout the whole album.

These guys are the type of band where each layer, each texture, each instrument, seems to complement each other very well and so the record does have a hint of edginess and drive behind it.

I love this too because again, some of the songwriting on this record feels so classic but done with a slightly different attitude and a slightly edgier tone so this combination of approaches and soundscapes makes for something pretty refreshing.

This was a wonderfully woven record with a lot of attention to detail but a wonderful personality and flow to it that becomes quickly infectious.

After hearing this record there's no doubt that I would recognize this band if I heard them again and that's something that you don't get often.

Completely refreshing and colorful yet authentic, this album takes some of the best parts of classic genres and rolls them into one.

Dive into this album when you can and again, try and take time for the whole record and remember where you heard it first.

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