Music Reviews

posted: February 25, 2009

Nada Surf – Lucky Lucky

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Nada Surf – Lucky

Nada Surf are the Willy Wonka’s of pop music. They make the ear candy, mix it with love and make the music world sound good. Picking up right where 2005′s, The Weight is a Gift, left off with dreamy, catchy pop goodness; their new release, Lucky, grabs you with major pop hooks right from the first note on the opening track, “See These Bones” and it just gets better from there.

Tracks two and three, “Whose Authority” and “Beautiful Beat” are the most radio freindly, floating on a jangly cloud. “I Like What You Say” (track seven) is more pop heroin, in the same vein as “Always Love” from their earlier album The Weight is a Gift If you are just perusing the iTunes store, these two songs could be your perfect introduction to Nada Surf, and you probably will get hooked on more!

Though “Ice on the Wing” has one of the catchiest arrangements on the album, it tries too hard to be clever.  I just can’t sing along with “But baby, ice is growing on the wing/You rolled the dice but you didn’t know anything/Underneath the oxide it’s all the same song.  Otherwise, Lucky is a pop gem.

–Sandy Greene