I'm Alone, No You're Not
An appealing mix of swoony delicacy and punchy anthems
As Joseph, sisters Allison, Meegan and Natalie Closner sing in tight harmony, fitting stylistically alongside fellow sister acts like First Aid Kit, Haim, The Staves and Lily & Madeleine. But along the way, they carve out a spot of their own, as they fill their second album with an appealing mix of swoony delicacy and punchy anthems. On I'm Alone, No You're Not, sweetness and power aren't mutually exclusive.
Punctuated by peppy, remix-friendly songs of devotion ("Blood & Tears") and resistance ("White Flag"), I'm Alone, No You're Not finds the Oregon-bred sisters delving into luscious ballads ("I Don't Mind"), spirited dance-pop ("SOS [Overboard]") and songs that build to cavernously booming, kick-drum-intensive rock (the appropriately titled "Canyon"). Joseph may have gotten its start playing living-room shows, but these songs are more than sturdy enough to support the layers of studio polish they get here.