Walt Reviews Albums in 5 Words


We at WALT believe that mastering succinctness is an under appreciated art. Accordingly, we asked some of our DJs to review an album in just 5 words. Here are the results: 

Sensitive G – Eyedress
“Juicy bratwurst, onions and mustard.” – Thomas Hammons 

Parcels – Parcels
“Jammier, more intimate, late-Daft Punk.” – Michael Hall

Outer Peace – Toro Y Moi
“Play this at my funeral.” – Elizabeth Miller

Everyone’s Invited– Sports
“Rhythmic expression of Oklahoman energy” – Seth Rinkevich 

Hollywood Africans – Jon Batiste
“Makes 7Rings Sound Like Gibberish.” – Nathan Little

Virgo Fool – Hiss Golden Messenger
“What can I say? Ok.” – Noah Batke

Ctrl – SZA
“Mood-inducing, vocal-forward woman who stomps.” – Michael Hall

Joy In The Wild Unknown – Ripe
“Funky. Crunky. Spunky. Punky. Monkey.” – John Leiner “Fun sound, strong horns section.” – Evan Rothman

Slide – George Clanton
“Shoegaze spiced with pure electronica.” – Dylan Hyman 

Bambi – Hippo Campus
“The boys are back. Seriously.” – Anna McGuire

Random Access Memories – Daft Punk
“Daft Punk finds their sound: funk.” – Michael Hall

Do It Like We Used To Do – North Mississippi Allstars
“Too Much Dance, Calves Cramped.” – Nathan Little

Settle – Disclosure
“Excited beginning of blended house.” – Michael Hall

Everything Is Love– The Carters
“Royal Testament to Love & Culture” – Kaizad Irani

Heard It In A Past Life – Maggie Rogers
“Sad and dancey pop bops (and that’s my favorite genre)” – Daisy Jones

Ritual In Repeat – Tennis
“Alaina Moore owns my heart.” – Haley Seligmann

7 – Beach House
“Emotionally gritty, yet moves fluidly” – Caroline Gschwind

If Walls Could Talk– Justin Johnson
“Like paint drying, but good.” – Nathan Goldenberg 

Tell Me I’m Pretty – Cage The Elephant
“Yes, you are very pretty.” – Noah Baker

Yours, Dreamily – The Arcs
“Latin psych-rock meets Auerbach. Boom.” – Ben Pate

How To Be A Human Being – Glass Animals
“Good look into people’s lives.” – Noah Baker

Harmony Hall/2021– Vampire Weekend
“Wait, didn’t they break up?” – Marisa Mecke

The Story of Us – Quinn XCII
“Open, honest and dangerously good.” – Noah Baker

The Balcony – Catfish and the Bottlemen
“High energy with fascinating lyrics.” – Noah Baker

Entertainment – Waterparks
“A genre-defying, shockingly innovative album!” – Katie Cowan

And We Would Never End – Cousin Simple
“Listen before they become big.” – Noah Baker

Make sure to also check out full-length album reviews from Ben Pate and Woody Moore!