Album Review: Because I’m Not Myself You See by Goodbye Gadget

Album Name: Because I’m Not Myself You See
Artist: Goodbye Gadget
Year/Label: 2010 / MyShorts Records

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

My original notes on this one? “I like this one, it’s fun.”

And it is. The music has a bit of an 80s feel to it, with the keyboard/synth and the Go-Go’s style chirpy singing. I mean this in the best way possible. Remember I am a child of the 80s (well a teenager of the 80s). It makes me want to put my hair in a side ponytail and jump around.

But that’s not to say it’s outdated. There are a lot of bands now coming out with sort of a retro sound and there’s plenty of room for that I think. The songwriting here is great. The melodies are at times unexpected which is always welcome.

The title track (I feel the comma is misplaced, but perhaps that’s just me) is cool and a little more mellow than the others. The vocals show better here. Piano is prominent and the melody is cool.

I also like Let’s Go. It actually makes me want to dance. Almost nothing makes me want to dance anymore.

A look at their cover art and MySpace page show they’re a fun group. I bet they’d be great live!

Track Listing
1. Sugar & Sinnamon
2. Bitter Freedom
3. Because, I’m Not Myself You See
4. Let’s Go!
5. Dealbreaker
6. Missing

[Goodbye Gadget Official Site]

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