Tomorrows Bad SeedsBy Joe Martone
The Great Escape
Who says the ’90s are dead? Well, the calendar. But if you need a little time capsule with a slight modern flair, you should pick up Tomorrows Bad Seeds’ new album The Great Escape. Playing the record immediately takes the listener back to the age of Sublime and Third Eye Blind. It’s like they never left. However, the title track (first on the list) is sort of misleading when it comes to the tone of the album. It’s a rocking rebel anthem that makes you want to kick the ass of any authority figure. Then, the album slips into a somber, far more chill feeling (“One Way” is a must-add for medicated listening) that, while not bad, is really jarring. Despite the change, the rest of the album is a fun, relaxing and sometimes a deep experience (“Ballerina Girl”). Worth a listen, even in the 21st century.