It’s been two years since we heard American Candy, which on its own, was an incredible masterpiece. Now that the Maine are a couple years older, we’ve had the chance to hear them lay down some anthemic singles in “Bad Behavior” and “Black Butterflies & Deja Vu,” it seems to me that this band cannot write a bad album. That’s where Lovely, Little, Lonely begins.
The album gets its name from three of the album’s shorter tracks, “Lovely,” “Little,” and “Lonely,” all of which are placed to be transition tracks. The album kicks off with “Don’t Come Down,” providing to be a wondrous opener, seamlessly provoking all of the Maine’s best quality’s in one all-around super fun track. “Bad Behavior” was used as the album’s first single. It’s pop-sensibility is bold and the lyrics are fun to sing. “Black Butterflies & Deja Vu” and “Taxi” are both sensational, romantic, and cute soundtracks for your first date, or when you’re yearning for something more. “Do You Remember (the other half of 23)” isn’t anything super superb, but definitely a song I loved listening to. It almost feels like they might have included this on American Candy, but it fits so much better on LLL.
The Maine seem to be a band who only get better with age. Lovely, Little, Lonely is one of the best releases thus far in 2017. LLL is incredible. You will not be disappointed.
The Maine – Lovely, Little, Lonely
Release: April 7, 2017 – 8123
Replay Worthy: “Bad Behavior,” “Taxi,” “Black Butterflies & Deja Vu”