Published Apr 27, 2016Despite clocking in at a tight 35 minutes, Hurry new LP Guided Meditation has the easy-going pace of a great summer album.
On "Love is Elusive," flange and wah effects keep things dreamy and psychedelic. Vocally, Matt Scottoline shows his emo roots, and the album blends this influence with indie-pop quite well. Unfortunately, the band aren't particularly ambitious with their sound here; Guided Meditation doesn't push any boundaries, and stays within a certain range throughout its entirety. The problem extends to the album's lyrics, as demonstrated on slow and basic ballad "When I'm With You": "Everyone else seems so crazy / I don't believe I could ever be without you."
The album tends to blend together, which fits the title, but means there are no tracks that really stand out. Ultimately, this leaves Guided Meditation as a fun, but not particularly memorable album to ring in the summer. (Lame-O Records)