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Water Babys

This album does not aim for a single aesthetic. The jazz pop and AutoTuned vocals of "Fuck Hugh, Grant" contrast immediately with the IDM-flavored "There's a Griffin at the Door" and the fractured playfulness of "The Hippo on Campus." Although the bad puns end after the fourth track, the group's genre-bending continues with the hip-hop of "Denver Sky Light," where the Babys even seem to dabble in dubstep. Water Babys shines brightest on atmospheric instrumentals such as "The Organ Donor" and "Binary Birds," on which the act seems to be following an experimental electronic muse. The coloring-book album art, which was created by the band, adds to the sense of wonder and the totality of creativity that infuses the music within.


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