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Arkells “Morning Report”

On their new album, Morning Report, Arkells have spiced things up by mixing a good dose of off-kilter, classic pop into their sound.  The result is a brash and adventurous outing that nods to the past, while still sounding almost completely modern.  Despite the heavy production, the songs sound natural, mostly because Arkells seem to be having more fun than ever.  It’s nice to see a band this experienced still pushing themselves in new directions, absorbing new influences into their sound, and having a good time along the way.