“Who am I to say” switches back to the beachy, hazy atmosphere of the first third of the album. The track uses playful production techniques that can only be fully appreciated with headphones. The quirkily named track “Walking the cow” is a cover of Daniel Johnston’s 1983 song of the same name. The Plastics introduce a danceable beat and full guitar melodies to the song and the track is sure to be a favourite for any indie pop fan. The album closes with “The new”, cementing the idea of the band’s search for fresh ideas and new directions with lyrics such as “I’ll spend the afterlife, still looking for the new, fields of desire and fear”.

If The Plastics were hoping for something good, In Threes is just that. The use of synth is a welcome new element to the band’s sound. The wistful and colourful nature of the album means it’s perfect listening for the summer. This being said, there are no particular tracks that stand out on the album. This means listeners will either listen to the full album over and over or find it difficult to choose favourites to return to later on. Overall, the album is pleasant, well-produced and creative but its lack of strong, memorable singles makes it difficult to classify the album as great.


Rating: 3/5 


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