Progressive/psychedelic rockers from Scranton in Pennsylvania, Family Animals, set their musical direction towards more progressive rock-oriented sound with their sophomore studio album I Must Have Missed It. The influence of rock stalwarts such as Beatles and Pink Floyd are there — Family Animals take the best from these classic artists and adds up own structures, making a perfect mixture of familiar and unknown.
I Must Have Missed It brings nine songs in total, and it runs the gamut of elements from the rock’s rich history. That variety, the band’s influences and experience help I Must Have Missed It to come up as a powerful release. Overall, the sound of the album is very calm and warm, but there are parts when the tempo gets hot and it drives songs through the classic rock waters. To put it simply, Family Animals’ sound can be described as progressive/psych rock with classic rock influences.
There are billions of rock albums in the world. I Must Have Missed It is one of them. It may not bring something new, but it also doesn’t try to impair the meaning of the rock music that we know. Family Animals remain true to oldies and suited them well for 2015, what is not something we experience often these days. It is always nice to try something new with the vintage flavour. You gotta try it too.
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