Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth are Let's Eat Grandma, and I'm All Ears is the much-anticipated sophomore effort from the British duo. A multicolored, imaginative take on pop, the album brims w/ creativity both on lyrical and production fronts, and it's easy to see why the 11-tracker has been receiving so much critical acclaim. "Hot Pink," co-produced by SOPHIE, is the lead single, and it's a hard-hitting favorite that marries avant pop sensibilities with sparse, syncopated drums and tough sub-bass work. "Falling Into Me" is a futuristic take on disco characterized by kaleidoscopic synth layers and steady four-on-the-floor hits, and "It's Not Just Me" is a straightforward pop-dance jumpoff with an earworm of a hook. "I'll Be Waiting" also stands out, full of emotion and gentle tension that steadily builds up as the song progresses.
- limited translucent yellow vinyl
- includes download code
- music label: Transgressive Records 2018
reviewed by rei kwondo 07/18