Bad Pollyanna – The Broken Toys

album by:
Bad Pollyanna
Version:
mp3
Price:
£7.89

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On January 4, 2016
Last modified:January 5, 2016

Summary:

My first album up for review this year is ‘The Broken Toys’ Bad Pollyanna’s newest release; which was successfully fan funded by a pledge music campaign. It really is a killer way to start the year off! They describe themselves as ‘the perfect amount of both beauty and darkness.’ This I can very much agree with, I have loved getting immersed in this album; musically it’s fantastic, with killer hooks and so many different feels to the music, whilst keeping true to the theme of the album.

My first album up for review this year is ‘The Broken ToysBad Pollyanna’s newest release; which was successfully fan funded by a pledge music campaign.  It really is a killer way to start the year off!  They describe themselves as ‘the perfect amount of both beauty and darkness.’  This I can very much agree with, I have loved getting immersed in this album; musically it’s fantastic, with killer hooks and so many different feels to the music, whilst keeping true to the theme of the album.

I really love the concept of this album; It’s something personally I can really relate to, and I know so many of you all can too.  The key theme is identity; that you are not the voice in your head, the voice of self-loathing, guilt, doubt and unworthiness.  It really is empowering and helps to combat all the negative feelings that these thoughts cause.

Kicking off with ‘Define Me’ you are straight away thrown into the dark and beautiful sounds of Bad Pollyanna, this is one of my personal favourites on the album,  with bass orientated hooks I’m instantly sold, and there is something very enigmatic about the vocal talents of Olivia Hyde.  Such a strong track, and being first it really pulls you in and makes you intrigued as to what more is to come.  Another favourite for me is title track ‘The Broken Toys’ whilst it has it’s darker undertones there is something really empowering and uplifting about it.

Finishing off with acoustic track ‘I See You’ showing how versatile Bad Pollyanna are, it’s a hauntingly beautiful track and again the positivity behind this track is really uplifting.  If you like meaningful, emotional alt-rock with killer hooks and powerful vocals, Bad Pollyanna are very much for you!  Overall a fantastic release that I feel a lot of us can really relate to.  I am really impressed and I hope to be getting out seeing Bad Pollyanna perform as soon as possible!

 

Track list –

1 – Define Me

2 – Bionic Heart

3 – Pull The Trigger

4 – Hooks

5 – Ugly Love

6 – Create Me

7 – Blood and Rust

8 – Out Of My Mind

9 – The Broken Toys

10 – I See You

 

Members –

Olivia Hyde- Vocals/Piano

Nikki Kontinen- Bass/Programming

Stephen Kilpatrick- Guitars

Valerian Adore- Drums/Percussion

 

 

 

Links –

https://www.facebook.com/badpollyanna

http://www.badpollyanna.com/

My first album up for review this year is ‘The Broken Toys’ Bad Pollyanna’s newest release; which was successfully fan funded by a pledge music campaign. It really is a killer way to start the year off! They describe themselves as ‘the perfect amount of both beauty and darkness.’ This I can very much agree with, I have loved getting immersed in this album; musically it’s fantastic, with killer hooks and so many different feels to the music, whilst keeping true to the theme of the album.

About Kris White

Music Journalist @ www.planetmosh.com, Bassist at FyreSky, EK13 Photography, Creator at Poisoned Cogs
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