by Tiana Feng

I’m glad there’s a full album stream of the Ra Ra Riot album, because at first listen I didn’t actually like the album that much, but its grown on me over a couple of days. At first listen the first half of the album was okay and the last half seemed like major filler that felt like it dragged on forever.

I went back and listened to some old Ra Ra Riot and realized that they has changed over the years. For one, they lost John Pike their main song writer, and now their lyrics have turned to relationship issues. The Orchard is still a little dull compared to The Rhumb Line which may have raised hopes to listeners waiting for this album.
Listen to the album stream on NPR