Context – still working
FIDLAR was easily my second favorite band I saw at Riot Fest, which surprising considering how on the fence I was about the last album of theirs I reviewed. I feel similarly about this album.
But man are their live performances something else. SOMETHING ELSE. I’ve never seen an all-lady mosh pit before, but they made it happen. Also their cover of “Sabotage” is spot the fuck on and rad to all the taculars.
This album is fine. It’s good, even. But because I know how good they are live, and feeling like this album doesn’t fully capture the spirit of that energy, it’s hard for me to glow too much about it. Still a good album though.