Royal Headache thrive on adrenaline and huge sing-along choruses, and "High" and "Electric Shock" deliver the dependable goods. They're not just going through the motions, though. "Carolina", with its acoustic underpinnings, is a surprisingly pastoral plea. The hook is indelible, stirring memories of other people singing the words "sweet Caroline". As ever, it's catchy and full of emotion. Royal Headache have taken steps forward since their last album—they’ve cleaned up their production and diversified their songwriting. Ultimately, though, the important bits are intact: the passion, the power, and the hooks that demand being shouted joyfully.
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