The new Haim album, "Days Are Gone," Is Like a Summer Breeze. Or 1980s Fleetwood Mac.

So the new Haim album came out, but it's beginning to feel as if it's been here for ages. 2013 is the year of Haim. McDonald's is now doing shit with them. As demonstrated in my previous post, I have mixed feelings about THAT.

These three sisters from Cali have won my heart. What to make of their new album, though? 

Well, it's a bit corny. And it's a bit cheesy, but in the best possible way really. I wish this album had dropped this summer, because it's a perfect summer album. It's pretty upbeat and if I danced, it'd be to this kind of folk/r&b music. 

I do not dance, and it's always summer in Phoenix. LET'S NOT KID OURSELVES.

Anyway, they play Phoenix on Oct. 19. I will be there. 

So, let's do this! In the spirit of what I did with Oh Land and Wild Belle, let's dissect this track by track. P.S. this album came out today! I am so on the ball. 

Yes, I am a sucker for a band with a pretty girl! I know; I see the pattern too. 

1.) "Falling"- Hands down, an awesome track. This is like the song the 1980s forgot. And it's totally empowering. If you don't get into this song, there is a cucumber where there should be a heart. Asshole. A+

2.) "Forever"- Not as great as the previous track, but very memorable. And, if hip-jerking was a word, THIS would be it. Haim's choruses kill me. Their harmonies? Splendid. A+

3.) "The Wire"- This even has handclaps! This reminds me of that "Rocky Mountain" song by Joe Walsh. Very catchy. A

4.) "If I Could Change Your Mind"- This is a little more of a dramatic r&b ballad than the other tracks. The lead vocalist is trying to be a young Whitney Houston here. A+


5.) "Don't Save Me"- I wish I could have sex with this song in a bathroom stall. No, seriously! This song is awesome. A+

6.) "Honey & I"- Sounding a lot like the Mac when Christina McVie has lead vocals here. Probably my least favorite song here- it's too saccharine. B

7.) "Days Are Gone"- I almost see hand gestures to this song in my mind. Kind of a nice departure, as another sister has taken over vocals. Actually all three sisters- Danielle, Este and Alana- all switch vocals here. HOT. A+

8.) "My Song #5"- This is the weirdest track. But it's kind of cool how it builds up. And the r&b influence here is so strong. It's arguably the most experimental track here, which is commendable. However, I think it falls somewhat flat. A-

9.) "Go Slow"- Slow jamz time. The harmonies on "heat" are incredible. "Heat, heat, heat." This has 1985 top 40 single all over it. B+

10.) "Let Me Go"- This one is rightfully more somber than the other tracks. It almost seems like it has a Native American influence. It's awe-inducing. And the percussion! And the percussion. AND THE PERCUSSION. "I gave you everything I could give you." Girl, I hear you. Now you are a husk, It blows. A

11.) "Running If You Call My Name"- Meh. This is pretty cheese-tastic. B- 

Rating; 96/100

Seriously! It's that good! Check it out NOW!