This review is going to be a little different. I’m not going to take a year to do an in-depth analysis of this album track by track. I’m barely even going to knit pick.
All I want to do is talk about the Mowgli’s. I have a description for this band that a friend once told me was the best description he’d ever heard for a band ever.
“The Mowgli’s taught me to shut the fuck up and be happy.”
And that right there is why I’m not going to look for things I don’t like about this album. Because that would defeat the point of their music. All they do is preach the need to spread love and kindness to those around you. Accidentally stumbling upon their first album, Waiting For The Dawn, is one of the greatest things that ever happened to me. If you fuck with the Mowgli’s, you’re fucking with me. And the Mowgli’s would probably just tell us to fuck with each other. That’s how happy they are.
And oh yeah, I’ve met them. I’ve seen them live. That same show when I discovered MisterWives, the Mowgli’s were the headliner.
Wild night. Chicks crowd surfing, tops coming off, fingers in weird places. Outrageous fun.
Bottom line is this: listening to Kids In Love will make you smile. Nothing else matters. It’s just as uplifting as its predecessor. The open “You’re Not Alone” let’s you know that right from the start: “You’re not alone, even when you feel so far away from home, everyone’s here, you’re not alone.” This album can bring anyone out of any shade of darkness.
“When you’ve got this open road and the sun is shining
How can anybody be living in a bad dream?”
“You hang on to your pain like it means something, like its worth something, well let me tell you it’s not worth shit. Let it go. Infinite possibilities and all he can do is whine.”
“You’re alive. What’s a little bit of pain compared to that?”
Before I start raving about the best show ever, that scene and the message being preached by The Mowgli’s lineup perfectly.
You’re going to dance. You’re going to sing. You’re going to smile.
The Verdict: =] =] =] =] =] =] =] =] =] =]. (Yes, that’s ten happy face out of ten.)
Standout Tracks:“You’re Not Alone”, “Bad Dream”, “Whatever Forever”, “Love Me Anyway”, “Home To You” “Kids In Love”.
Not that I don’t like the others. This album gives playing with puppies a run for its money.