Another Michael "Wishes To Fulfill" Yellow LP (2023)
Details: Another Michael "Wishes To Fulfill" Yellow LP (2023, Run For Cover Records). New stock, sealed.
Description: "2023’s Wishes To Fulfill is a lean 29-minute set of nine single-worthy tracks that are so timelessly hooky that they might fool you into thinking you’ve stumbled upon a greatest hits collection from some classic guitar pop band rather than the latest release from of the genre’s most exciting up-and-comers. Arriving in early 2024, Pick Me Up, Turn Me Upside Down, is more expansive–it patiently unfolds, revealing an experimental side that brings new hues into the band’s vibrant sound. Both of the records highlight the core elements of Another Michael’s music: deeply hooky songwriting wrapped in inventive chord progressions, lush arrangements full of nimble basslines layered harmonies, and Doherty’s distinctive voice drawing all of the elements together. “I think the idea of a good song is always changing for me,” Doherty says. “The creative processes or personal listening experiences I’ve had are always meant to give me a deeper understanding of that.” That openness feels palpable in the songwriting, with everything from guitar pop to indie folk, to R&B is thrown into the soup–Wishes to Fulfill takes the recipe to its most immediate and catchy conclusion, while Pick Me Up, Turn Me Upside Down uses new ingredients to push the sounds and styles into unexpected directions."
Grade: M (new stock)
04. Baseball Player
06. Water Pressure
07. Common Ground
08. Wishes to Fulfill
09. Piano Lessons