Obviously, you can’t expect too much about it, unless you are crazy about the genre. But with the right expectations, this album might surprise you in a very good way. Despite its simplicity, and more delicate rhythms, a satisfactory feeling of rapture might captivate you emotionally, leaving you in the right mood to properly appreciate this album. What could seems weaknesses at first in fact are the strongest qualities of this album: simplicity here turns into a very strong and solid form of art, brevity dilutes monotony, objectivity pays tribute to very colorful, lucid and vivid harmonies, and tradition is reworked to sound original, playful, honest and direct. And amazingly, all of these qualities are impressively synchronized and cadenced with each other. Finally, you have, if not an excellent masterpiece, an original, superb and impeccably produced work of art.
A very good album, interesting, lavishing integrity and originality, Next Thing, by Frankie Cosmos, sounds refreshing and beautiful, all the way through. A captivating journey that excels itself on the brilliance of a poetic simplicity, this album certainly should be regarded as a pearl of indie rock. Settled in the right scores of a profoundly authorial line of work, I see, frankly, no flaws here. This is an excellent album, that deserves to be regarded as such.
Unfortunately, being extremely rooted in such a narrow and very specific style, its appeal outside the genre is practically nonexistent, excluding those people more open minded, used to listen to things beyond their favorite genres of music. Nonetheless, Next Thing is a minor pearl of exceedingly awesome music, and obviously, everybody intimate with the genre will quickly acknowledge this, for a fact.