“Major” is Fang Island’s second album and just like their debut, it’s basically one big tribute to fun. I think it’s impossible to listen to this and not start grinning ear to ear. You can try it if you want but you’ll fail miserably. Not that ‘miserably’ is a word that has much to do with this album. There’s just something about so much unbridled enthousiasm that is contagious and when the band members describe their music as ‘everyone high-fiving everyone’, you’ll know what they mean the second you hear opener “Kindergarten”.
It’s noisy , it’s incredibly poppy and almost too happy-sounding! It’s like listening to a Weezer album without the mediocre songs. Or think of an updated version of Rush if that makes any sense. Feel free to pump your fists while listening to “Make Me”, sing along to the chorus of… well, every song on here and don’t forget to hug everyone around you in the pit as you bask in this band’s sun-soaked harmonies.