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Review: The Links - Take It Away


The Links is an alternative band from Lafayette, LA formed in 2013. The band explore a variety of genres & sounds, though solidified by an overarching sound of their own. As they continue to make music, the band have incorporated more of their raw, more direct live sound into the studio recordings, though on this newest EP they still branch out into territories they aren't necessarily always able to explore fully in a live setting (namely electronica & house/electro-funk.)


Take It Away is comprised of 5 incredible tracks where they use genres, such as Alternative with Funk elements. The album opens with groovy composition called just as the record - Take It Away - which, in my opinion, is a great choice for the album opener. Drums and electric guitars bring vibes of bands of the past century. The composition is followed by Boxed Wine - relaxing tune where the band uses synths and guitar, which make this song much more epic and interesting. This one truly brings funk vibes. The third track - Take It Away (Retrograded Funk Mix) - is the remake of the first track. I think this idea is really awesome, because it helps listeners to see this track from completely new, fresh side. The 4th song on the record, Last Goodbye (Alt. Version), catched me right from the beginning and became my favorite from the album. The pleasant vocals and catchy chorus make this song an example of awesome modern alternative track. The 5th track, Bomber's Lounge, surprises listeners with the instrumental only in comparison to other tracks on the record. This track will help you to dive deep in thoughts after a hard day.


To sum up, everything in Take It Away comes together in a stream of consciousness style. This is unforgettable journey into the mix of alternative/funk music and meaningful lines in one piece.

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