HAIM - Women In Music Pt. III
To listen to Women in Music Pt. III is to crack open a treasure trove where instead of finding fancy trinkets inside, the discoveries are purely musical.
Several tracks on the album contain subtle sonic surprises within them that, upon the first listen, conjure a similar sensation to finding a crinkled $20 in your back pocket — disarm, followed quickly by delight. Whether it be the hubbub in opening track “Los Angeles” that often acts as a recurring earworm in the lives of anyone who has found themselves in a torrid love affair with a big city, the slick and plucky guitar flourishes that pepper “Up from a Dream”, or the mysterious sounds that strongly resemble screams that flash through the choruses of “All That Ever Mattered” (something that, whether intended or not, perfectly nods to the often difficult emotional labor that comes hand in hand with vulnerability of any kind), HAIM pack Women in Music Pt. III to the brim with a bevy of nuance that elevates the listening experience into a greater journey of discovery.
Consequence of Sound