. Life is Sweet! definitely has the rise and fall necessary of a good folk album but separates itself in that Hynes’ lyrics and instrumentals are so pop-like and catchy that this is much more enjoyable than your average folk record. Then there’s “Etude Op. 3 ‘Goodnight Michalek’” which is a seemingly random, minute-forty-nine instrumental clearly rooted in the more classical styles of piano teaching. This particular track seems a little out of place, especially before the slightly more upbeat “Middle of the Dark,” but for some reason it works and therefore I don’t complain. Overall, Life Is Sweet! is a pretty solid album that’s perfect for a chill autumn day or when you’re enjoying missed school days because the snowPOCALYPSE hit America.
Recommended Tracks: “Faculty of Fears”, “Marlene”, and Madame Van Damme”
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