Hinds – The Prettiest Curse (album review)

by Woody on June 10, 2020

Photo by Andrea Savall

Hinds has everything to be mainstream success – great musicians, write great tunes and are four good-looking women living life to its fullest. Twenty years ago, this album would have been played non-stop on the radio and Riding Solo would have been the song of the summer. The ruination of American radio might want up depriving the masses of their good vibes but their loss is our gain.

Hinds has managed to lean into some pop styling while still keeping contact with that fuzzy garage sound that made us all fans. The album release getting delayed by two months might make me love more than I would have in April as it is the perfect album for driving around with the windows down and providing a 40 minute escape from the world around us.

In addition to Riding Solo, some of my other favorites are Just Like Kids (Miau) – a funny and biting tune about getting unsolicited advice on their tunes (as if they need it). Come Back and Love Me <3, an acoustic track and change of pace that leans into their Spanish heritage. While Hinds might have tweaked their somewhat, they remain the perfect to listen to and see live when you're looking for a good time. Follow me on Twitter at @WoodyHearYa or @HearYa

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