LP, Blue Marble Vinyl
Polyvinyl Record Company (2022) US
Alvvays never intended to take five years to finish their third album, the nervy joyride that is the compulsively lovable Blue Rev. In fact, the band began writing and cutting its first bits soon after releasing 2017's Antisocialites, that stunning sophomore record that confirmed the Toronto quintet's status atop a new generation of winning and whip-smart indie rock.
The songs of Blue Rev thrive on immediacy and intricacy, so good on first listen that the subsequent spins where you hear all the details are an inevitability.