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BABY CANDY and Black Nines Reviewed

BABY CANDY and Black Nines Reviewed

BABY CANDY – What’s Worse

Similar artists: Ty Segall, Pixies

Genre: Stoner Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Rock

It’s usually not enough to simply tell someone “I love you” in order for them to reciprocate these feelings. They need to be shown, and, let’s face it, they need to be charmed. Storytelling works in much the same way. Flash fiction is not a thing. Not really. You can’t just say that Cain was envious of his brother, killed him, and that’s it. It’s hardly a story and certainly not one that sounds intriguing. 

BABY CANDY are a band that cleverly asks for money upfront before allowing you into their world. With the ink still drying on the commitment, they proceed to show you all the reasons why their stories matter. If anything, it’s these stories that sit at the very heart of our civilization. It’s how we choose our partners, our religions, and, especially, our elected officials. 

We’re all suckers for a good tale! BABY CANDY’s “What’s Worse” is a tale of love and loss set to Muse-like melodies, garage-rock dynamics, and even a bit of 70s pop-rock nostalgia. Best of all, just like a good excuse or a good story, the tune flows seamlessly, like skates sliding wildly on thick ice. And, even if you know where this particular story is going, it’s hard not to want to hang on for the ending. 


Black Nines – Anchors Out

Similar artists: Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, Joy Division, Echo & the Bunnymen

Genre: Grunge, 90s Rock, Shoegaze

Arguably, spending too much time engaged with the real world is one of the worst things one can do for one’s health. But just what are the alternatives? For whole generations of dreamers, choosing a better option hasn’t proved easy. Many tried to quickly alter the chemistry of their minds, usually to terrible effect. Some have joined cults. Some have dedicated their lives to hobbies like painting toy trains. 

Black Nines are a rock group that’s of the belief that purposely and voluntarily letting yourself be dragged into music might just be the form of meditation that you’re looking for. Is music that potent, though? Well, there are no armies, victory celebrations, or funerals that do not use music or poetry as a tool. 

Black Nines’ “Anchors Out” isn’t so much a song written in the traditional sense, but rather, the sound of it, a lengthy jam that’s been ironed out in a four-piece tune designed for maximum effect. The fact is that this tune doesn’t exist in order to promote a series of hooks but rather sounds that suggest a particular mood. It’s the kind of music best enjoyed with one’s eyes closed by the kind of band that you need to trust in the same way that you do your doctor. Any other way might just prove to be a waste of time. 

BABY CANDY - What's Worse

7.5

Black Nines - Anchors Out

8.0

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About author

Eduard Banulescu is a writer, blogger, and musician. As a content writer, Eduard has contributed to numerous websites and publications, including FootballCoin, Play2Earn, BeIN Crypto, Business2Community, NapoliSerieA, Extra Time Talk, Nitrogen Sports, Bavarian FootballWorks, etc. He has written a book about Nirvana, hosts a music podcasts, and writes weekly content about some of the best, new and old, alternative musicians. Eduard also runs and acts as editor-in-chief of the alternative rock music website www.alt77.com. Mr. Banulescu is also a musician, having played and recorded in various bands and as a solo artist.
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