Album Review

Album Review: Something To Tell You – HAIM

Well, I think its been months since Haim’s latest album Something To Tell You has been released for the first time. Honestly, I have to admit that I had to adapt for a while with Haim’s new music because from my opinion it is quite different from their first album. I have to listen Something To Tell You for three times until I finally got my ‘renaissance’ moment and falling I love with this album. That’s why I insisted to keep writing about Haim’s new album. I’m so sorry if I’m too late to write this article, but I hope you still enjoy this article like you enjoy listening Something To Tell You.

Okay, we’ll starting with the main single and of course, everyone’s favorite, Want You Back.  Who doesn’t like this catchy, danceable, and singable song? If you listen this song while you walking down the road, I bet its hard for you not to dance, right? Because it’s always happen to me. There’something with this song that makes me never bored even I listened it whole day.  Want You Back definitely has a great melodies. The drums, the tunes of piano, the bass, the guitar, even the clap hands and snapping fingers makes a great pleasure for your ears.  Definitely a great song to begin this album.

Nothing’s Wrong also has a great melodies to hear. You can hear the  sound of electric guitar are thicker in this song and of course, the bass sound definitely wow. Shout out to Este! The next song is another my favorite song from this album A Little of Your Love. I falling in love with this song since I hear the intro for the first time. Since then, this song always be my morning jam. The melodies absolutely irresistible.  I think I can’t explain about how good this song, you have to listen it by yourself, but I guarantee you’ll falling in love since the first play.

Ready For You has different melodies from other songs before. This song has more upbeat and the combination between the percussion, acoustic guitar, and electronic instruments definitely the new thing that I heard from their music. But, this song already gave me chills from head to toe. Next song is Something To Tell You.  This song has simple tunes, but like other song, it has a great melodies and somehow hypnotized your ears so you never get bored to finish the journey of this album.

You Never Knew has 80’s melodies with flat and simple drum beats, but the way Haim’s sister mixed the melodies with the bass sound and other instruments makes everything so good to hear. Kept Me Crying also my favorite songs from this album. I can’t stop singing every time I listen this song. The magical melodies and a little bit touch from clapping hand sound plus Danielle’s solo guitar! Definitely wow.

Another favorite song from this album, Found It in Silence. I was surprised when I hear the wonderful string sound at the intro. Definitely something that I never heard in Haim’s first album. It makes everything so refreshing. They slow the tempo with Walking Away, but still the melodies so rich and always great to hear. Somehow the way they sing makes this song so interesting.

Next song is Right Now. The percussion play from Alana and Este definitely makes me lost my words. The piano tunes also wow. That’s why this song also become my favorite one. We close the journey of this album with Night So Long. This song has slow melodies with the guitar and keyboard sound, but once again, Haim sisters makes everything so perfect with their voice.

Okay folks. That’s it! For me, each song has something powerful and makes me want to listen this album again and again. I will give score 8 for this album. If you haven’t heard Something To Tell You, I bet you’ll falling in love with this album too. So, what are you waiting for? Press the play button below and share your thoughts about this album by give a comment below. We will so happy to response each comment. I hope you like this article and thank you for visiting Kustosica. Enjoy the music folks!


Throw Back Thursday

To Be With You From Mr. Big

It’s time for Throwback Thursday! Well, I’m quite sure all of you still remember about this band and one of their legendary song which was released around 1991. It’s called To Be With You. Do you still remember who sing this song folks? Yupp, they are Mr. Big, one of really well-known American rock band. I remember my brother introduced me to their music when I was at elementary school. Since then my brother and I usually sing this song together every time we hear it through cassette or radio.

To Be With You was taken from Mr. Big’s second album Lean Into It which was released on 1991. This song was kind of soft rock with a great touch from the sound of acoustic guitar and clapping hands. It was a simple song but somehow I think this song will always remember. Okay, let me remind you a little bit and don’t forget to share your favorite 90’s and 2000’s song by give a comment in our blog. Thank you and enjoy the music folks! 🙂


Throw Back Thursday

Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out From U2

Happy New Year 2017 folks! And it’s time for Throwback Thursday! For our first Throwback Thursday for this year, I want to take you to the beginning of millennium era. Although it’s already around 17 years ago, but I’m really sure that you’ll still remember about this song from one of legendary rock band ever, U2. Right! After around 30 years of their music career, Bono and his friends never failed to pleased our ears with their music.

Actually it’s hard for me to choose which song that I’m gonna choose for Throwback Thursday this week. But, I decide to choose Stuck In Moment You Can’t Get Out Of which is my most favorite ones. This song was taken from their 10th studio album called All That You Can’t Leave Behind. This album was released on October 30th 2000 and become one the greatest album all the time. Okay, if you miss U2’s music, you can push the play button below and let’s sing together.. You’ve got to get yourself together and you’ve got stuck in a moment and you can’t get out of it. Don’t say that later will be better, now you’re stuck in moment and you can’t get out of it.


Throw Back Thursday

Bent by Matchbox Twenty

It’s time for Throwback Thursday! This time I want to take you to the year 2000 and I’m sure you’re still remember about this legendary band leads by Rob Thomas. Can you guess what band is it? Right! It’s Matchbox Twenty! Well, once again my  brother already poisoned me with his music taste, but I have to admit that he has a good music taste. And also my junior high school friend is one of Matchbox 20’s big fans so I get influenced by people around me to hear their music. But yes, I think Matchbox Twenty already gave a big contribution for music industry in 2000’s era.

Okay, I will remind you a little bit about this band by letting you to hear one of my favorite song from Matchbox Twenty and its called Bent. I’m quite sure all of you still remember this song. Bent was taken from their second studio album Mad Season which released in May 2000. If you a little bit forgot about this song, just press the play button below and let see if you still remember the lyrics or not. You can also share your favorite 90’s and early 2000’s by give a comment in our blog. Thank you and enjoy the music. 🙂


Throw Back Thursday

Don’t Look Back In Anger from Oasis

Today is Thursday and it means it’s time for Throwback Thursday. For Throwback Thursday this week, I’m really sure you already know about this legendary band from Manchester, UK, led by The Gallagher brothers. Can you guess what band is it? Right! It’s Oasis. This English rock band was formed since 1991 and finally split in 2009. During their career, Oasis already released 8 studio albums and become one of the most influential band in music history.

Actually, it’s hard for me to choose one song from Oasis as my Throwback Thursday. There are so many songs that I love, like Stand By Me, Wonderwall, Champagne Supernova, and Don’t Go Away, but then I decide to choose Don’t Look Back In Anger as our Throwback Thursday this week. This song was taken from their second studio album, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? which released on October 2nd 1995. I remember I always listened to this song with my brother when we were kids.

Okay, now let me take you to 1995 and let me remind you one of Oasis’s song, Don’t Look Back In Anger. I’m sure you still remember this song, right? Just press the play button below and let us know what’s your favorite 90’s and early 2000 song. Thank you and enjoy the song. 🙂


Album Review

Album Review: Hope by The Strumbellas

Well, I’m so sure most of you already know about The Strumbellas, right? Yes! This Canadian indie folk-rock band was formed in 2008 with six members: Simon Ward (vocals & guitar), David Ritter (vocals & keys), Jon Hembrey (lead guitar), Isabel Ritchie (violin), Darryl James (bass), and Jeremy Drury (drum). They already released two albums before, My Father and The Hunter (2012) and We Still Move on the Dance Floor (2013). Both albums got a huge success and brought The Strumbellas won Juno Awards for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year in 2014.

In April 2016, The Strumbellas are back with their new album called Hope. Their first single from this album, Spirits, was already released in the end of 2015. Okay, have you listen to this song? Well, honestly, I can’t stop listening to Spirits until now since the first time I heard it. This song makes me so curious to listen their whole new album and yes, my curiosity has been answered by a wonderful package of songs that makes me more addicted to their music. Yes, my first impression for this album is melodically addicting and lyrically amazing. Spirits definitely a perfect opening song for this album. The melody is so good and once you hear this song, I’m sure it won’t be the last time. You’ll still hear Simon Ward shouting, “I got guns in my head and they won’t go” over and over again inside your head.

Shovel and Dirt and We Don’t Know are like a mid-tempo acoustic folk song in the beginning, but the sound of folk-rock are getting strong in the mid-section until the end of the songs. Plus, the sound of violin by Isabel Ritchie in We Don’t Know definitely got me. Next song is Wars and Dog which is my favorite songs from this album. Both songs has a wonderful tunes that makes me never getting bored to listen it over and over again. The rhythm of acoustic guitar in both songs somehow makes me more calm.

They start to slow the tempo with The Hired Band. Well, the sounds of bass and trumpet makes me want to do a slow dance. This song is followed by Young and Wild which is the most upbeat song from this album. I totally love this song. Young and Wild is a very entertain and cheerful song that makes you want jump and always clap your hand. It is like a mood booster song for me.

Okay, we continue to another song. Next song is The Night Will Save Us. This song has similar tempo like The Hired Band. Once again, the sounds of Isabel Ritchie’s violin already gave me chills. I Still Make Her Cry is a little bit different from the other song because it is a wonderful piano acoustic song. This song already gave a different sense with a different arrangement after some upbeat songs. in this album. The last two songs, David and The Wild Sun, are another mid-tempo song and definitely a perfect song to close the journey of this album.

As a conclusion, Hope is definitely one of the most entertaining and the most enjoyable album I’ve ever heard. Each song will give you a different chills that makes you want to listen it over and over again. Oh, I forgot to mention how good the lyrics they used in every song. I think I can’t pick my favorite lyrics because I like all the lyrics in every songs. Almost the lyrics is about life and how we always keep our hope to never give up to chase our dreams. Yupp, the combination between the melodies, the lyrics, and the voice of Simon Ward makes this album become a wonderful thing to hear. I’m so sure you’ll love them even more after you hear this album and I’m sure they are going to be a huge band really soon. Well, if I can give score, I will give 8,5 for their album.


Track list:

  1. Spirits (3:24)
  2. Shovels and Dirt (4:02)
  3. We Don’t Know (4:33)
  4. Wars (3:26)
  5. Dog (3:25)
  6. The Hired Band (3:50)
  7. Young and Wild (4:28)
  8. The Night Will Save Us (3:50)
  9. I Still Make Her Cry (2:32)
  10. David (4:32)
  11. Wild Sun (4:30)