Daisy Review

Brand New has always put out a new sound that blows listeners away with every track. Daisy keeps you on your toes through every minute. The thought-provoking sounds and lyrics didn’t fail the band’s loyal fan base, retaining the signature sound, while tossing in some new elements to make the album one of the best of the year.
The album opens with “Vices,” a perfect example of the aforementioned genius behind this album. Starting with a scratchy ballad of a woman singing, the band breaks out in a heavier tone than we’re used to, with screaming. Yes, screaming, but it’s done well. It isn’t an overly recurring element in the album, but the idea is intriguing.
The album is heavier than the normal stuff that we are used to, but it is done so perfectly. It is heart-wrenching. It is the beautiful tragic style that we have come to know and love. It wouldn’t be a stretch to call this their best work, but it’s dangerous to say anything tops The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me.
The only track on the album that I can honestly say I have a problem with is “Be Gone.” A minute and a half of choppy vocals and confusing licks are frustrating, more because one can’t help but wonder why it’d even appear on the album.
Daisy is an alternative gem and is easily one of the best albums of the year. The band comes to Detroit on October 2, but tickets sold out within three minutes of availability, so congratulations to all of those who were quick on the draw or won them. All of the rest of us are just going to have to enjoy this great work that night at home.