A tough start to the year for Papa Roach

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The beginning of the year comes with its own set of evils : a belt a little tighter after the abuses of Feasts, a wallet thinner and, of course, of weeks to write 2018 rather than 2019 when you enter the date of the day.

Papa Roach – Who Do You Trust?

★★ ½

For the rock group Papa Roach, to these woes is added to a leak in December of the new album (on sale as of 18 January).

Worse still, Who Do You Trust ? turns out to be disappointing in spite of a premise interesting.

Mature

More than a quarter of a century after its creation, the project becomes more and more clichés adolescents and its origins in nu metal for a rock sound more mature, more refined (and more beige say some languages… including me).

In Short, Who Do You Trust? is surely the album’s most pop quartet (parts Elevate and Top Of The World will be disliked by the fans of the first hour), and this despite the inclusion of fire-ship more energetic at The Ending, the opening of the work.

You guessed it, the 10th LP of Papa Roach is saw-tooth and requires a lot of patience — or love — admirers during the first few listens. Unless you are nostalgic of Rage Against The Machine AND appreciate the mièvreries pop of Imagine Dragon (the musical equivalent of eating ice cream to the tuna, let’s say), Who Do You Trust ? is more a test of strength than a good time.

Worse still, this resilience is finally rewarded by a work that turns out badly in the ras down to earth.

An album way, so. Very average, even.

Jordane Labrie – 12 days

★★★ ½

Singer-songwriter native of les Escoumins (and participant of The Voice (VI), Jordane Labrie associates to Jeannot Bournival to deliver this album of folk telling of a road trip on rails through Canada. Without being distinguished for his cohort, Labrie sings wonderfully, and the LP is damn good, musically speaking. In addition, the proposal is interesting (the same for texts, elsewhere). The fans of the Sisters Boulay or even Hay Babies should enjoy.

Lost Kings – Paper Crowns

★★★

But that is what is going on ? On paper, I should wait on this issue — pop electro-disposable — with a brick and a lantern, but I’m proving to be… pleasantly surprised. More than background music for videos of each other, the duo of Los Angeles has a small gift for the anthem unifying and a good ear for its selection of performers (as the new york singer Norma Jean Martine steal the show on the tube When We Were Young, for that matter). To listen on your streaming platform of choice.

Bowling for Soup – Older, Fatter, Still the Greatest Ever (Live from Brixton)

★★ ½

For the 11th album of his career, the pop-punk band in texas will offer a disc live captured in England, where — for a reason that is inexplicable — it has been successful for almost his fame in the United States. The program, therefore, of the hits, a crowd cheering (and a little too audible), and, unfortunately, too many interventions niaises singer Jaret Reddick in between songs. For fans only… and still there.

Coup de coeur

Deerhunter – Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?

★★★ ½

The combo garage rock, yet on this eighth album, where he gives in finally to his influences of the sixties and psychedelic. It is simplistic, but not dopey at all (the new texts bittersweet Bradford Cox is particularly apparent in on this offer). As the reference public, the fans of the Beatles, the time of Rubber Soul, should reach the ear. In short, 2019 starts roughly as well.

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