Toronto’s Alvvays have been taking the indie world by storm ever since the release of their self-titled debut back in 2014. Their catchy, melodic pop songs are like sugar to the ears, and they have constructing/executing damn-near perfect pop songs down to a science. Blue Rev, their brand new release and third album with Polyvinyl Records, is no exception. In fact, I dare to say that Alvvays has laid down the gauntlet on BR by daring to pull off their (damn-near perfect) pop formula for 14 songs this time, instead of 9 and 10 like on their previous releases.
Blue Rev is incredible from start to finish – no hyperbole here – it’s solid.
10 out of 10.
16 wooden nickels.
Whatever score makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside. It’s a can’t miss, one of the best releases of the year for sure. Check out the available singles below for a taste.
Blue Rev drops on Friday (10/7) via Polyvinyl. We will have it in hand at our brick and mortar 3hive Record Lounge, but you’ll need to move quick, this will sell out fast. Enjoy.