Glow and Behold
Reviewed by: Lexi Bissonnette
Yuck has released their second album, Glow and Behold, with 11 tracks. This album is a strong fusion of alternative and indie rock that delivers musically from beginning to end. With Daniel Blumberg gone, guitarist Max Bloom steps into lead vocals. While his vocals are melodic and smooth they echo in the songs and the dissonance creates a disconnect between their solid sound and the voice. Overall, this album has a strong rock base with the moody, glum sound of popular alternative artists.
The album opens with “Sunrise in Maple Shade”, an entire instrumental song that not only adds some originality to the track but also showcases their strong playing abilities. Many tracks, “Chinese Symbols, “Somewhere” and “Memorial Fields” were gloomy in a great kind of way where the mood from the music just comes through. “Middle Sea” is perhaps the strongest track on the album with great guitar riffs and strong vocals and lyrics it was definitely my favorite.