Pop in the best sense of the word
Laura | 04/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I usually listen to a lot of rock, but I happened across Chester French last year, and I thought the songs on their myspace were great.
This album definitely does not disappoint at all. I don't liek the pop on the radio, but this music is pop like The Beatles and The Beach Boys. It is beautifully crafted. D.A. and Max put a lot of thought into what instruments and sounds to use, and it all comes together well. I also like the hip-hop influence and how adventurous the songs can, along with how extrememly catchy they are. I can' stop humming Neal and Not Over You."
A debut that doesn't disappoint
youneedabiscuit | Los Angeles | 04/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I came across Chester French in the magazine Nylon. (Peaches Geldof, one of Nylon's contributors, is Max Drummey's ex-wife and could be the "peach" that he slyly references as being "hung up again on a peach" in track 11 Not Over You) I assumed that they would be a litle too precocious, too cheeky monkey, a little too death by irony. (It should be noted that my ideas of what's good in music are old enough to buy their own liquor.) But I downloaded their free song "She Loves Everybody" off of Amazon and was surprised that I really liked it. I took a chance on their full length debut and found it equally great- it's original and fresh. I like how they use electronica elements in some songs, early Beatles stylings (as other reviewers have mentioned) in a couple tracks, and more "traditional" sounds such as a Latin beat in their introduction and a country feel in my personal favorite, Beneath the Veil, trk 9. Take it for a spin, you may be as surprised and delighted as I was."
Eclectic mix of fun
M. G. Mora | San Leandro, CA. United States | 04/26/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I don't usually review much music because it all sounds the same but this one hits it out of the park with a nice mix of pop with various different influences. Its the type of music that you want to listen to with your windows down, in your car, during the Summer."