Someday Everything Will Be Fine

Someday Everything Will Be Fine is the fifth studio album by American alternative rock band Spider Bags. It was released on August 3, 2018, by Merge Records.[9]

Someday Everything Will Be Fine
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 3, 2018 (2018-08-03)
RecordedJune 2017 – January 2018
StudioBunker Audio, Memphis, Tennessee[1]
Genre
Length38:35
LabelMerge
Spider Bags chronology
Frozen Letter
(2014)
Someday Everything Will Be Fine
(2018)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?7.2/10[4]
Metacritic81/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
Blurt5/5 stars[1]
Exclaim!8/10[6]
The Guardian4/5 stars[7]
Pitchfork7/10[8]

ProductionEdit

The album was recorded at Bunker Audio in Memphis, Tennessee, with producer Andrew McCalla, and features collaborations with Jack Oblivian, John Whittemore, Jana Misener, Krista Wroten-Combest, Patrick Stickles and Matthew Hoopengardner.[9]

ReleaseEdit

On June 20, 2018, Spider Bags announced the release of their fifth studio album, along with the single "Cop Dream/Black Eye".[9]

On July 30, 2018, the music video to "Oxcart Blues" was released, with director Malachi Cull.[10]

Critical receptionEdit

Someday Everything Will Be Fine was met with "universal acclaim" reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, this release received an average score of 81 based on 7 reviews.[5] Aggregator Album of the Year gave the release a 75 out of 100 based on a critical consensus of 6 reviews.[2]

Mark Deming of AllMusic noted how the band sounded a "little less punk and a bit more rock" on the release, while explaining the album "is an object lesson in how maturity and progress don't have to be the enemies of snarky, passionate rock & roll, and this is music that satisfies on several levels at once."[3] Barry Vitus from Blurt gave the release five out of five stars, explaining that it "injected a new, creative energy into the band. The chemistry imbued by the helping hands and producer were significant to the end product."[1] Writer Michael Hann of The Guardian gave the album four out of five stars, noting "their fifth album sound more of-the-moment than the previous four, not least because its opening track, Reckless, perfectly embodies that heavy, heavy slacker sound."[7]

Track listingEdit

Someday Everything Will Be Fine track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Reckless"Dan McGee5:34
2."Oxcart Blues"Dan McGee2:44
3."Alligator"Joseph Plunket2:37
4."Burning Sand"Dan McGee4:30
5."Cop Dream/Black Eye (True Story)"Dan McGee0:59
6."My Heart Is a Flame in Reverse"Dan McGee6:26
7."Tonight, I Walk on the Water"Dan McGee1:23
8."Ninety Day Dog" 4:09
9."Apocalypso"Dan McGee4:50
10."Rollin' with the Flow"Jerry Hayes5:23

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Vitus, Barry. "Blurt Magazine Review". Blurt. Retrieved October 7, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c "Album of the Year Review". Album of the Year. Retrieved October 7, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b c Deming, Mark. "AllMusic Review". AllMusic. Retrieved October 7, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "AnyDecentMusic? Review". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved October 7, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b "Metacritic Review". Metacritic. Retrieved October 7, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Torrey, Owen (July 31, 2018). "Exclaim! Review". Exclaim!. Retrieved October 7, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ a b Hann, Michael (August 3, 2018). "Someday Everything Will Be Fine review – fuzzy veterans ride an alt-rock ripple". The Guardian. Retrieved October 7, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Savage Levenson, Max (August 8, 2018). "Pitchfork Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 7, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ a b c Schatz, Lake (June 20, 2018). "Spider Bags announce new album, Someday Everything Will Be Fine, share "Cop Dream/Black Eye (True Story)"". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved October 7, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Spider Bags - Oxcart Blues". YouTube. Retrieved October 7, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)