In today's age of pre-release album streams and unrelenting leaks, music reviewers are cornered by the struggle to defensively convince readers what an album isn't
before describing what it actually is
. Anything and everything confounding or revolutionary about a new record has already been tweeted about and Snapchatted over, and it's become our job to correct the preconceived notions that are being made. That's why it was such a pleasure to listen to Black Lips' latest LP Underneath the Rainbow
— an album whose archaic qualities are its most admirable, and one that offers an easy listening ride that's never clouded by careless critical thinking about progression.