86 The Effort- Get Live
Hailing from Maryland, 86 The Effort should get used to the inevitable comparisons to Ballyhoo! They are justly deserved.
The album opens with the reggae inspired “Enjoy” which immediately showcase the vocals of the Singer/guitarist Ryan Shiner. In fact the vocals are perhaps the strongest part of the album. The album does not stray to far from the reggae/alternative sound, but it does venture into radio-friendly pop, which is no bad thing, on “Dry Your Eyes”. But for me “Let’s Go Out” is the standout song on the album, lyrically it captures perfectly the feeling of being stuck in a job you hate, living for the weekend.
Overall an exciting debut album from 86 The Effort with the promise of plenty more to come
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