One Word Album Review: Issues - Beautiful Oblivion


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 Issues’ dazzling dirty pop epic, Beautiful Oblivion. Easily their most experimental release yet coming in at 13 mind-altering tracks, Issues’ third full-length album is nothing short of phenomenal. Dripping with all different types of musical influences, Beautiful Oblivion is the perfect concoction of infectious pop melodies and progressive rock instrumentation resulting in one of the band’s best releases yet.    

Now, before we turn this too much into our own review, we’re going to pass things over to the band as they carefully chose thirteen words to describe each Beautiful Oblivion track. To check out what Issues had to say, be sure to look below. Afterward, make sure to not only pick up a copy of the band’s new album but also grab tickets to see Issues out on their Noise Presents tour with Polyphia, Lil Aaron and Sleep Token here.

01) Here’s To You

One Word Song Description: Wavy

02) Drink About It

One Word Song Description: Attitude

03) Find Forever

One Word Song Description: Romantic

04) Tapping Out

One Word Song Description: Brooding

05) Without You

One Word Song Description: Vitrified

06) Rain

One Word Song Description: Sodden

07) Downfall

One Word Song Description: Divaesque

08) Second Best

One Word Song Description: Emo

09) Get It Right

One Word Song Description: Horny

10) Flexin

One Word Song Description: Zef

11) No Problem (Keep It Alive)

One Word Song Description: Melancholic

12) Your Sake


One Word Song Description: Regret

13) Beautiful Oblivion

One Word Song Description: Nebulous