Review by Glen Parkes
The Dollyrots have made a triumphant return, and their latest offering, “Night Owls,” stands as a modern rock masterpiece. As the band’s eighth studio album, it’s evident that they’ve refined their artistry over the years, and this album is a testament to their musical evolution. From the very first note to the closing chords, “Night Owls” is an extraordinary showcase of The Dollyrots at the peak of their creative prowess.
The album begins with an energetic punch, instantly captivating your attention with its contagious vitality and unapologetic attitude. Kelly and Luis, the dynamic heart of The Dollyrots, have crafted an album bursting with punk-rock spirit and a touch of pop sensibility. It’s the perfect fusion of raucous guitar riffs, unforgettable melodies, and lyrics that range from deeply emotional to defiantly bold.
A standout track in the album is “When We’re Sober.” This song embodies the album’s overall vibe, underscoring The Dollyrots’ ability to create music that is both enjoyable and meaningful. The track’s irresistible chorus and Kelly’s commanding vocals will have you singing along in no time.
“Can’t Tell You Why” is another highlight from the album, showcasing the band’s ability to offer a diverse listening experience with a range of emotions and styles. Tracks like “Alligator” and “Irish Goodbye” further emphasize the band’s versatility.
It’s evident that The Dollyrots poured their heart and soul into “Night Owls.” The production quality is impeccable, and the instrumentation is tight, with the drums and bass forming a sturdy foundation for the soaring guitar work. Kelly’s vocals remain as powerful and captivating as ever, delivering the lyrics with a blend of grit and grace.
In a music industry often dominated by fleeting trends and temporary fame, The Dollyrots stand out as a band that has upheld their authenticity throughout their career. “Night Owls” is a testament to their unwavering commitment to their craft and their fearless approach to creating music that resonates deeply with both them and their fans.
In summary, “Night Owls” is a rock ‘n’ roll gem that deserves a place in every music enthusiast’s collection. The Dollyrots once again demonstrate their prowess as a formidable presence in the rock scene. If you’re in search of an album that is electrifying, emotionally charged, and purely enjoyable, then “Night Owls” should be at the top of your playlist. This album will undoubtedly leave a lasting imprint on your musical soul. Do not miss out on this fantastic release from The Dollyrots!