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Music Evaluation: ONEUS – Now

ONEUS - NowWhereas different teams are turning to Y2K influences for sound and aesthetic, ONEUS have gone proper again to the supply with a canopy of Fin.Ok.L’s 2000 monitor Now. Straight-up covers are uncommon in Ok-pop — particularly as title tracks — and reasonably than bend the music to their very own will ONEUS have delivered a fairly devoted re-creation.

After all, the unique monitor is a complete banger so sticking with its general association is smart. The few added components (particularly the squealing guitar through the refrain) work properly, although we may have finished with out the pointless vitality slow-down through the dance break. There are some issues the 2000 period of music did higher, and consistency of vitality was actually one in every of them. One other facet I miss in regards to the authentic is the interaction between female and male vocals. As gifted as ONEUS are, the music is flattened a bit with out this distinction.

Even so, I’m all for wonderful Ok-pop songs of the previous being dropped at trendy followers’ consideration. Even higher could be to take this slamming Y2K sound and use it as a springboard to new, authentic work. Having been a pop music obsessive through the authentic Y2K period, I can guarantee youthful followers that the skittering, breezy easy-listening Ok-pop tracks we’re listening to nowadays aren’t emblematic of that point. Right here’s hoping this new Now reminds producers that there’s lots to be mined from extra up-tempo materials as properly.

Hooks 8
 Manufacturing 8
 Longevity 9
 Bias 9

Grade: B


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