As I sit here looking at the album I’m reviewing a sticker on the front cover reads “A highly anticipated follow up to their instant classic Peripheral Vision”.
These words ring true, Peripheral Vision was my album of the year in 2015. Without a doubt, one of the greatest genre transitioning albums for a band became a genre defining one. Peripheral Vision showed Turnover escaping the saturated market of angsty pop punk and entering the world of dreamy rock with a hint of shoegaze.
Whilst Good Nature is bloody incredible and I feel like I’m qualified to say this as it’s all I’ve been listening to on repeat for the last week or so, maybe minus taking a break for the new War on Drugs album once. Peripheral Vision holds such a high space in my heart and there is no doubt that it will remain one of my all time favourite albums for life.
This doesn’t take anything away from Good Nature though, I don’t have anything negative to say about it and I’m sure that in another week of having it pumped into my veins via intravenous to get my Turnover fix that I’ll consider it just as highly as I do Peripheral Vision.
The biggest change entering this album comes straight out in the lyrics, you can tell that singer Austin is in a healthier, happier place. The angst is near enough gone and the words full of hope really lending to their dream pop sound.
Produced by Will Yip, who’s been the mastermind behind labelmates Citizen’s past releases you’re not left wanting on production value. Each song sounds crisp yet taking a moment to listen on a good system or headphones you come to the realisation that every song is full of depth both in its engineering and technically from the band members themselves.
It’s incredibly easy to write about a band you love. Believe me, I do. Turnover have been a favourite of mine for about 5 years now and that hasn’t faltered even with their changing sound. But I assure you that I’m not writing this through rose-tinted glasses. This album is incredible, it will be incredible for fans or newcomers to both the band and genre.
If you pick up any release this year, make sure it’s this one.
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