Walk The Moon
Walk The Moon
RCA Records 
Fire Note Says: Walk The Moon deliver a pop rock album that you would expect from the catchy first single "Anna Sun".
Cincinnati band Walk The Moon have been riding high on the catchy "Anna Sun" single for some time now and the songs energy and instant pop gratification really increased my anticipation for their self-titled sophomore album. The Anna Sun EP released in February gave some indication of what to expect and the self-titled album delivers in the categories of fun, brisk and pop rock.
The key about "getting" Walk The Moon is how deep you want to take them. I think when you have the women driven songs like "Lisa Baby", "Next In Line" and "Jenny" it shows the groups youthfulness but probably will lose some indie kids and older fans from sticking around. The plus side of these tracks is that Walk The Moon are very good at blending pulsing synths and quick guitar bursts. This is what Walk The Moon thrives on throughout this album and when you combine it with poppy hooks and adrenalized choruses it makes for a bright record.
I don't think anyone will proclaim that Walk The Moon has released the best album of the year and probably not even in the top 50 but I could easily vote for "Anna Sun" as one of the catchiest tracks and think from a very lighthearted perspective Walk The Moon succeeds. Sure I think some of the lyrics here lack depth but when you can make a song like the closing "I Can Lift A Car" the positive feeling force that it becomes, Walk The Moon don't pretend to be anything they are not and I can respect that and honestly it is the same bright quality here that brings me right back to certain tracks on the record to hear again.
Key Tracks: "Anna Sun", "Quesadilla", "I Can Lift A Car"
Bands With Similar Fire:
Walk The Moon: Anna Sun EP [Fire Note Review 2/24/12]
Walk The Moon Website
Walk The Moon Facebook
-Reviewed by Christopher Anthony