One Word Album Review: Basement - ‘Beside Myself’


Aw yes, the album review: A 300-500 word write-up explaining all the eccentricities pretentious wordsmiths love and hate about a band’s new album. While most reviews tend to hover the line between a positive and negative analysis, we’ve found that some seem to deviate from the pack choosing to spend their time putting an artist down for months of hard work.

We, on the other hand, would rather give the power back to the artist by letting them take a stab at reviewing (or simply explaining) their new music. And in order to make that process as easy (and fun) as possible, we’ve decided to give the artists one word and one word only to describe each song off their new release – thus creating the One Word Album Review.

Featured on today’s OWAR is Basement’s emotive alt-grunge-inspired LP Beside Myself. Continuing where they left off with 2016′s acclaimed comeback release Promise Everything, the UK five-piece have taken their infectious melodic charm and charisma and upped it tenfold for their Fueled By Ramen debut.         

Now before we turn this too much into our own review, we’re going to pass things over to 3/5 of the band (drummer James Fisher, guitarist Ronan Crix and bassist Duncan Stewart) as they carefully chose twelve words to describe each of their band’s new tracks. To check out what they had to say, be sure to look below. Afterward, make sure to not only pre-order a copy of Beside Myself before it hits stores this Friday but also grab tickets to see them out on tour here.

01) Disconnect

One Word Song Description: Uplifting  

02) Be Here Now

One Word Song Description: Fun  

03) Nothing Left

One Word Song Description: Driven  

04) Ultraviolet

One Word Song Description: Intense  

05) Keepsake

One Word Song Description: Emotional  

06) Changing Lanes


One Word Song Description: Andrew  

07) Stigmata

One Word Song Description: Moody  

08) New Coast

One Word Song Description: Night-beach  

09) Just A Life

One Word Song Description: Bass   

10) Slip Away

One Word Song Description: Anthemic   

11) Reason For Breathing

One Word Song Description: Heavy 

12) Right Here 

One Word Song Description: Twilight