Musical potential not reached… so don’t argue

Canadian indie band The Argues’ most recent album release, Something New, is bright, upbeat, fun...

The Argues' Something New

Canadian indie band The Argues’ most recent album release, Something New, is bright, upbeat, fun, and a great first listen. However, when it comes to depth the tracks leave something to be desired.

Sisters Sabrina and Lauren Argue, who front the band, have clear, beautiful voices and are both obviously quite talented.

And each song on its own is not too bad; but with similar sounding arrangements, a tinkling indie-edge covered with a cutesy melody vibe, and incredibly repetitive lyrics, they get old rather fast.

The opening track, Run Till You Drop, starts with a great drum beat and promising lyrics; it’s got that funky, ultra-honest I’ve-just-taken-everything-from-my-life-and-put-it-in-a-song vibe that indie music is so valued for. The Argues’ voices roll and flow perfectly with the music but become lost in the monotony of the song.

Second on the album is The Best is Yet to Come. And again, the instrumentals are great pop-style with a taste of sunny gospel. The vocals display amazing range and harmonize perfectly together. But the lyrics lack substance.

Living Our Lives, Get It Done, and The Buoy follow in a similar fashion. The songs have so much potential but the lyrics and themes come across as underdeveloped, causing the whole package to fall a little flat.


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