Album of the Day
Never Trust A Happy Song
Los Angeles alternative rockers Grouplove made U.K. music mag NME's list of the “Best New Bands of 2010,” and one spin of NEVER TRUST A HAPPY SONG makes it easy to see why. Released ten years ago this month, the quintet's full-length Atlantic debut reworks a pair of tracks from their preceding E.P. and adds 10 more wonderfully catchy originals, whose sunny, upbeat vibes belie the skepticism of the album title. With influences ranging from 1960s folk-rock to 1980s dance music, there's plenty of variety on the set, and vocalists Christian Zucconi and Hannah Hooper practically dare listeners to sing along to “Colours,” “Itchin' on a Photograph” and US Alternative Chart-topping single “Tongue Tied.” You're sure to love Grouplove's gold-certified NEVER TRUST A HAPPY SONG.