It’s been five years since the release of Electric Guest’s last album. It took so long because the album that was supposed to come out between “Mondo” and the new album, “Plural” was scrapped because nobody who was close to it liked it. The band didn’t like it, the label didn’t like it, and nobody with a trusted opinion seemed to like it either. So, Asa Taccone and Matthew Compton scrapped the old album and got to work on “Plural”, an album that’s good enough to have waited five years for.
The duo of Electric Guest doesn’t sound like Twenty-One Pilots but they have a similar spirit. They make crazy, eclectic music that’s a mix of everything from funk to pop to R&B to electronic. They can go from a song that’s ridiculously simple like “Sarah” and then move on to something more complicated like “Dear to Me.” That and Taccone and Compton’s vocal and drums work so well together throughout this album that it’s hard not to find something to love here.
Electric Guest’s “Plural” ends up being a good listen. Not every song on the record is amazing but there’s something to appreciate on every one – whether that’s the musicianship, the vocal, or just the diversity of it all. They did a great job with this one, just hope we don’t have to wait another five years for something just as good.