17 Songs, 57 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Marianas Trench's fourth full-length—a coming-of-age concept album based loosely around The Goonies—is an ambitious set of glossy ‘80s pop, danceable love songs, and theatrical rock. Opener "Astoria" does all three, swinging from over-the-top pop-rock to a slinky R&B groove to a Queen-esque FM radio bopper. Singer/songwriter Josh Ramsay struts his huge falsetto on the addictively upbeat "Burning Up,” gets tender on the lilting "Dearly Departed," and goes all-out movie theme on the triumphant "Who Do You Love.” But it’s the epic closer that brings it all home—and sets a high bar for modern pop.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Marianas Trench's fourth full-length—a coming-of-age concept album based loosely around The Goonies—is an ambitious set of glossy ‘80s pop, danceable love songs, and theatrical rock. Opener "Astoria" does all three, swinging from over-the-top pop-rock to a slinky R&B groove to a Queen-esque FM radio bopper. Singer/songwriter Josh Ramsay struts his huge falsetto on the addictively upbeat "Burning Up,” gets tender on the lilting "Dearly Departed," and goes all-out movie theme on the triumphant "Who Do You Love.” But it’s the epic closer that brings it all home—and sets a high bar for modern pop.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

meg !!! ,

10/10

fantastic as usual!!!!! marianas trench never disappoints

Cassie Marts ,

Absolutely Brilliant

When this album came out it took my breath away. Every raw emotion and bit of heart can be felt. I could - and still can - relate to it on such a personal level. The lyrics are poetic, the music is a masterpiece with progressions and strings that melt you thoroughly, and the put together is a story unfolding in front of you that's so personal you feel as if you have a glimpse into somebody else's life. Such an easy album to fall in love with.

Swagyologamr ,

Breath taking album

Astoria is an amazing album. It combines the best of the eighties and modern music to make each song special in it's own way. Notable songs include: Astoria, End of an Era, and Dearly departed. If you don't like swearing, steer clear of the explicit songs. Otherwise, enjoy music made by people who love what they do.

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