Review: The Grays – The Very Best Years (Pop)

This review covers the pop track The Grays – The Very Best Years.

The track was released in 1994 on the album Ro Sham Bo.

The track starts with guitars and a drum kit. When the guitars alter things, the vocals come in for a verse.

Shortly after, the vocals take the track into the main chorus. Shortly after, the vocals take the track into the next verse. An additional instrument makes a brief appearance, though I couldn’t tell what it was exactly. From there, the vocals take the track into the next round of the main chorus. This section ends with the tracking dropping out somewhat and filling the voice with some quieter backup vocals.

The vocals then come in with another round of the main chorus. The vocals then hit some somewhat longer notes. An instrumental section comes in. From there, the vocals repeat elements of the main chorus, leading the track out with the guitars and drum kit.

If there is anything I am for, it’s experimentation in music. Experimentation has been known to lead to progress in making music better. The way the vocals and guitar play out certain parts of the main chorus, you can easily tell that there is some experimentation going on to try something new. In this case, it doesn’t really work out, but that’s what can happen in experimentation. It doesn’t always work out.

The vocals are decent enough. It’s nothing huge, but they’re not bad either.

The guitars are decent enough as well. Again, nothing to get overly excited about, but they weren’t bad either.

Overall, while it is good to hear some experimentation in music, it’s unfortunate that this one didn’t quite work out. It went for a completely different sound, but it didn’t end up delivering any particular punch as intended. The vocals and guitars are decent enough, but nothing huge. So, a track that is OK, but nothing big.


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