When Sacramento’s own !!! (chk chk chk) released Strange Weather, Isn’t It? in 2010 we were left with wanting more. The album was a great follow up to Myth Takes and we were all left wondering when the next album would be released. Well, earlier this year we were rewarded for our patience when the band released the first single for the new album Thriller called “Slyd.”
What struck me was how many catchy songs were on this album. While there is no common theme to this album, it’s exactly what we love about !!!. Tracks like “Slyd” and “One Girl / One Boy” highlight their funky side while tracks like “Fine Fine Fine” and “Except Death” showcase their live instrument talents.
I have been waiting for this album for months. For me, there is nothing better than a gorgeous day, a ride through the coast in a convertible, and Thriller playing full blast as the wind blows through my hair. Thriller is full of complicated funk tracks as well as stripped down gems. I was impressed by the complex simplicity that makes any !!! album an instant classic.
Bottom Line: This is easily one of the best albums of the year. It seems like funk/disco is making a comeback. With the new Daft Punk and Robin Thicke track climbing the charts, !!! shows that they have been ahead of the trend for years.
Categories: Album Reviews