A mixed bag that charms but struggles to retain energy levels...
'Graveyard Of Good Times'

Have you ever thought that what happens when you go out and drink too much is that you’re stealing fun and happiness from the next day, and the following morning’s hangover is you repaying your debt?

Well, that’s kind of how the energy levels work on ‘Graveyard Of Good Times’, the debut LP from Philly’s Brandon Can’t Dance. The opening tracks on the album race along, powered by fuzzy bass and 1980s synths, and you’re wondering how he’ll keep this up across a whole record. And then the answer comes: he can’t, and ‘Graveyard Of Good Times’ peters out and outstays its welcome.

There’s enough quality on show here — particularly at the beginning — to suggest there are good things to come from Brandon Can’t Dance, but ultimately, ‘Graveyard Of Good Times’ is too much of a mixed bag to be considered a great record.

6/10

Words: Joe Rivers

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