Big Stir Singles: The Sixth Wave
Big Stir Records
The newest singles comp from this wonderful label, a benefit for Sweet Relief, is dedicated to the late Matthew Seligman. Like the others in this series, it's great.
There is a little of everything here: anthems, contemplative relationship songs, Jim Basnight’s salute to mature women with “Big Bang,” the dance pop of Paula Carino’s “Welcome Spiders,” and the chilling “Home” from Joe Normal, in which a guy gets killed by his girlfriend and goes home.
But the overarching theme here is youthful adults rocking out. All these songs are sane, mature, without a shred of OK Boomer, and a delight to listen to from beginning to end.
This album is a must-hear. I hope it makes a lot of money for Sweet Relief, and may this series continue, as it gets better and better each time.