12 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their 2015 debut, Pharmacy, Swedish duo Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklöw molded effervescent house music around the sort of sharp vocal hooks that have served Karlsson well as a songwriter/producer for Madonna, Britney Spears, and Katy Perry. The Aviary delivers more snagging melodies and exquisitely measured passages of tension and release, particularly on “Pillow Fight” and “Love on Me.” However, the duo really excel when they’re mashing up styles and structure, guiding “Hunter” from twitchy, tropical pop to churning hip-hop, and cutting slinky disco grooves through the sorrowful house of “Call Me Home.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their 2015 debut, Pharmacy, Swedish duo Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklöw molded effervescent house music around the sort of sharp vocal hooks that have served Karlsson well as a songwriter/producer for Madonna, Britney Spears, and Katy Perry. The Aviary delivers more snagging melodies and exquisitely measured passages of tension and release, particularly on “Pillow Fight” and “Love on Me.” However, the duo really excel when they’re mashing up styles and structure, guiding “Hunter” from twitchy, tropical pop to churning hip-hop, and cutting slinky disco grooves through the sorrowful house of “Call Me Home.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

Official MDX ,

We'll Be Singing...

I'm so exited to see a new Galantis project out there! I loved Pharmacy from beginning to end and can't wait to hear this project. I am however very surprised to see that "Rich Boy" was not included on the track lineup (as of when I am writing this). Super exited! Keep it up!

LegendBTV ,

Well

Okay nows the time I'm going to be full honest here. I'll admit originally I just put 5 stars because I was incredibly excited for new Galantis music after the incredible Pharmacy ( my 2nd favorite Dance record of 2015 Aside from Adventure by Madeon )

But...... As the singles from this thing started dropping in 2016 I started to notice a drop in quality .... Less use of bass and more use of just trendy tropical house instrumentation and it started to sound uninspired..... While the vocals and lyrics were still fun and catchy.... The songs were definitely not fully enjoyable

And you may be thinking .... Well that's just 5 out of 12 songs. Even if the rest of the songs were great..... Every song on pharmacy I liked/loved so with 5 lackluster songs ( even though I liked no money and Hunter ) the other tracks will have to be PRETTY GREAT to make the sort of watered down, less interesting Galantis fare presented in this LP

I'll change this when it comes out but, so far .... Galantis is capable of much better and has already shown it with the EP & DEBUT

I'm depressed

P.s. i handmade it ,

Wow

I am #kingshaunjadin reviewing this album from another device. Because galantis is my favorite group, I am going to give this album a complete critique.

1. True feeling 7/10

True feeling all the way around has a good message, warm pads, and a great voice behind the beat! I would just say add more beat. The beat is okay when it drops, I just wish there was more of a clap. Besides that, great song!

2. Hey alligator - 6/10

Hey Alligator's chord progression in the back was pretty much the way I expected it, because when you think "alligator" you thing of that type of melody. In this song, Galantis really embraced the unique features of their typical song.
The drop was unexpected with a drum pattern and dj snake type vocals! I loved the song for the most part.

Where it needs work: The singing was a bit generic, if they were more like true feeling, the song would be perfect all the way around!

3. Girls on boys - 10/10

Girls on boys is a great song with a great collaboration. The drop, chord progression, and how catchy and likable this song is makes it hard not to like!

4. Salvage (Up All Night) [feat. Poo Bear] - 7/10

The singing was generic again, but hey, it's poo bear. In "Would you ever", the generic style was welcomed without hesitation. I suppose it added to the effect. It was very catchy with heartfelt piano chords, and a poo bear vocal drop with galantis steel drum vibes in the back. Pretty good all the way around!

5. Tell me you love me - 12/10

Yes I gave this more than ten for a reason! Tell me you love me clearly has a galantis style voice, but that voice can sing really good, without too much auto tune and generic/unlikable style. I loved the choir, the beat, the happiness, and how enjoyable this song was!! Second favorite off of the album!

6. Hello - 4/10

Look.. hello wasn't terrible. But the production was too generic for me. I understand that ever since no money was released, galantis went with steel drum vibes, the hey, go, or children type vocals, but I feel like now it's over used. The drop was too expected. If you listen, there's also this vocal that shrieks "yeah" during the drop that I guess is supposed to sound like a child and add to the "no money" effect to the song... but it sounds terrible.. I really want to like it but I can't. The beginning was unique, but the beat sounded like it was recorded by a guy in his room recording with mediocre equipment. I like the clap noise in the second part of the song, but besides that, hello just doesn't do it for me.

7. Hunter - 10/10

Unique, cool, and catchy. The beat was tropical, but very mellow and chill. The last part of the song was so unexpected!! I loved this song and have no complaints.

8. Written in the scars -13/10

Again - on purpose. By FAR the best song on the album. So smooth and likable.. it's also heartfelt, nice, and there's nothing could complain about. It's not even generic. could see this song doing well on billboard hot 100.. so all I can say is wow!

9. Call me home - 5/10

Call me home wasn't the best. The vocals switch up from the beginning, where they voice was high pitched, generic, and auto tuned to the chorus, where the singer sounded pretty good, I just wish it was like that the whole song. The beat was unexpected from galantis, and in a good way too with rock/alternative vibes. The song as a whole would sound so much better if the singer wasn't so generic, with way too much auto tune.

10. Love on me - 9/10

Great way to partner with no money. It sounded so happy, and I loved it!

My only complaint is that I could barely tell if this was a boy or a girl singing.. it sounded like a boy and a girls voice combined, even though this song was for a girl. If it is mixed vocalized, make it a very broad message, like I have no money, of I'll remember you. It's not like those songs were written for any specific gender, so mixing vocals then wouldn't be as confusing.

11. Pillow fight - 10/10

This song was very chill, I think the beat stuck with the style of no money, but made the pitch less peppy and more deep, giving it the vibe of counting stars, sleeping, and pillow fights. Unique, and a work of art.

12. No money - 10/10

I was rocking to this all last summer. It's so unique, and it did the best out of any song they've released.. therefore no complaints.

Best songs of the album:

Hey Alligator
Girls on boys
Tell me you love me
Hunter
Written in the scars
Love on me

OVERALL SCORE : 8.58/10

I loved the album overall! Great job guys honestly!

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