Every one of Lovejoy’s songs ranked

Lovejoy, an up and coming indie rock band, released their second extended play record, or EP, on Oct. 13. The band features lead singer and guitarist Wilbur Soot, guitarist Joe Goldsmith, bassist Ash Kabosu and drummer Mark Boardman. The EP, “Pebble Brain,” reached number one on the trending page on Twitter within its first hour of release. Without further ado, here is my ranking of every single Lovejoy song. 

Evelyn Krupicka, Entertainment Editor

10: “The Fall”

    Despite being a favorite of many other people I’ve talked to about “Pebble Brain,” I found “The Fall” rather lacking compared to Lovejoy’s typical work. That being said, I still wouldn’t skip over “The Fall” as it is still a decent song. 

9: “Cause for Concern”

    Despite being number 10 out of 11 on my ranking list, I still think that “Cause for Concern” is worth listening to. There are many people who enjoy this song, it is just not my cup of tea. “Perfume”

    This song is slightly bland to me. However, there are aspects that I like. One such thing is the fact that Soot sings about his rival, yet honors their pronouns, singing “But I don’t like his eyes/And I distress their name.” 

8: “You’ll Understand When You’re Older”

    “You’ll Understand When You’re Older” is one of Lovejoy’s more laid-back songs, yet it maintains a strong melody. Unlike the previous three, I can see this song making it on to some of my constantly repeated playlists. I quite enjoyed this track but because of how much the other songs blew me away, “You’ll Understand When You’re Older” was forced down lower on the ladder. 

7: “Model Buses”

    “Model Buses” begins in a very upbeat manner that sets the tone for the rest of the piece. The line, “You’re just scared of the future,” really resonates with me and challenges me to believe that I can face the future head on. Generally, “Model Buses” gave me a feeling of good vibes

6: “Taunt”

    As I was relistening to Lovejoy’s first EP, “Are You Alright,” “Taunt” was the first song to play and it felt like coming home. If I am being honest, I am the kind of person to abuse my Spotify Premium privilege and always play albums and playlists in order, so to hear “She’s always asking if I’m alright” brings me back to the good old days. However, with the release of Lovejoy’s new EP, I have a feeling that I am living in the “good old days.” The song is very upbeat and good to dance to. 

5: “It’s All Futile! It’s All Pointless!” 

    First of all, the title of this song is a big mood. However, listening to this song is not futile nor pointless. Being the last song in the EP, it is easy to just skip over it, but that would be a mistake. This track is a major jam. 

4: “Concrete”

    As a former percussionist, I really was taken in by the opening drum solo. The drums are shortly followed by the bass and it slowly builds up towards the guitar and the singing, which I love in a musical piece and in this case it was executed flawlessly. As I write, “Pebble Brain” has only been out for an hour but I can see myself shouting the lyrics while I drive with the windows down by the week’s end. 

3: “Oh Yeah, You Gonna Cry?” 

    This song gives off major main character energy. The upbeat guitar in “Oh Yeah, You Gonna Cry?” makes me want to get up and dance around my room. I honestly feel like one of those stereotypical teenagers in a coming of age movie while listening to this song. 

2: “One Day”

    How could one forget about “One Day?” Even prior to the release of Lovejoy’s first EP, the chorus of “One Day” was all over my Tiktok for you page. Much like “Oh Yeah, You Gonna Cry,” this song has a very specific main character vibe, which is something that Lovejoy excels at with their music. “One Day” is very much a windows-down, volume-up song.

1: “Sex Sells”

    “Sex Sells” is one of the more laid-back songs on “Are You Alright?” Out of all of Lovejoy’s songs, “Sex Sells” is the best song for a study playlist, though maybe not one for finals week. 

[“Sex Sells”] is flawless with a perfect build up to the catchy chorus”

— Evelyn Krupicka

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    Between the two EPs, I would say that “Are You Alright?” is better than “Pebble Brain.” However, I have had several more months to play “Are You Alright?” on repeat and I’m sure that as I become more acquainted with “Pebble Brain,” it will feel more like an old friend. If I were to sum up the general “vibe” of Lovejoy’s music, I would have to say that it is very much dance-around-your-room, windows-down, main-character energy. Their music is a combination of both indie and rock styles, a perfect mix. 

    “Pebble Brain” is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and Youtube. An additional fun feature that the band has created on Spotify is two playlists of music that they listened to while writing the EPs. Overall, Lovejoy continues to blow me away and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for this band.