Friday, April 24, 2015

Alabama Shakes - "Don't Wanna Fight"

Here's how I concluded my review of Alabama Shakes' debut album, Boys & Girls: "Alabama Shakes demonstrate they have the chops, but hopefully next time out they won’t worry so much about authenticity and instead focus on consistently stunning songs." I haven't listened to Sound & Color yet, but I love how the lead single, "Don't Wanna Fight," is all snarling, funky grime. Where plenty of songs off Boys & Girls settled for "They don't make blues-rock like this anymore!" niceties, "Don't Wanna Fight" has a natural, impressive, ferocious groove. In other words, I dig it. I bet you do, too.