Puddle of Mudd 'Welcome to Galvania' Album Review By Tammy Carbonetto
Posted by NinaBRR on September 16 2019 08:48:18

Puddle of Mudd

Welcome to Galvania

Pavement Entertainment

Release Date: September 13, 2019

Review By Tammy Carbonetto, Music Journalist

Boston Rock Radio


It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything new from Puddle of Mudd. Welcome to Galvania is a great dive back into familiarity.

The first song, “You Don’t Know” opens with the gentle gruff rasp of Wes Scantlin that Puddle of Mudd fans will recognize instantly, and like no time has passed, his vocals remain crisp and controlled. It flows over to “Uh Oh” which is a bit comical with the video to match the lyrics. However, I bet you can find someone you know to fit the real life scenario going on here. Throughout the album, there are some excellent guitar runs, my favorite being in “Go To Hell.” Many of the songs provoke those truthful lyrics that give you that sideways smirk and make you say, “Yup!” Relatable, and if music touches your soul in any way, you will always appreciate these things.

“My Kind of Crazy” slows the album down a bit and it is here, halfway through this song, that I realized the essence of the album is that of the late 90s/early 2000’s rock music that I grew up with and that I will always long for. No matter how many new sounds come out of artists old and new, this is where my heart grew attached to music and it will always have a home in me. If you grew up in this time and are now a *cough* 30-something, you will understand the implication here. “Sunshine” is one of those songs that I want to hear based on title only and it didn’t disappoint with lyrics, bass lines, and a drum beat to flow with.

The album tells a story, if you listen carefully, sometimes they aren’t as prominent as other albums, but it is there. Or maybe that’s my OCD/over-analyzing brain? Each song does stand well on its own merit as well. Way to dive back in, Puddle of Mudd! Thoughts? Let me know!

 

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