Published Oct 28, 2015Ohio-based five-piece Sports have delivered an irresistibly catchy, and incredibly well executed set of songs with their sophomore release, All of Something. Balancing equal parts jangling guitar pop and punk, Sports deliver earnest and heartfelt hooks and verses throughout the album to ensure each song remains memorable and distinct, from the deliberate build-up of opener "Stunted" to the upbeat bounce of "Get Bummed Out."
The subtlety of the instrumental mix and overall minimalist production, courtesy of Kyle Gilbride, add to the atmosphere of the album and emphasize Carmen Perry's vocals. With lyrical content ranging from relationship woes to the burdens and uncertainties of young adulthood, Perry's sincerity comes through loud and clear in her tone, giving each song a sense of weight. This is particularly notable on the slower and more emotionally heavy numbers like "Clean Socks."
All of Something is a unique fusion of sounds that cements Sports' songwriting as a compelling mix of impressive and inventive. (Father Daughter)