North of Northwest: Japandroids – Celebration Rock

North of Northwest: Japandroids - Celebration Rock

We all know how famous Japandroids are and there is not much to say about them as the band has delivered some of the best songs in recent years. They are Canadian band from Vancouver, British Columbia whose focus is on rock genre. Established in 2006, Brian King and David Prowse are the masterminds behind this amazing rock band. In 2009, the lit the world with their soulful song, launching the album Post-Nothing.

This album was something of an epic album with many heart-warming songs like ‘Young Hearts Spark Fire’ or ‘We used to dream’ or ‘Now we worry about dying.’ The young generation loves the works of Japandroids because their song is wild and can pump the blood in the veins. To be precise, the Japandroids songs have brought up the secret fears of these people who were afraid to speak of them. Even the tone and lyrics speak about those self-preserved conflicts of them.

After the release of Post-Nothing, Japandroids delivered another classic album in the form of No Singles. It’s a collection of singles tracks, which is more mature than their earliest songs. Each song is filled with noise and portent, portraying the picture of a weary version of Vancouver where everything seems to be on the wrong side.

This album includes songs such as Tell her/That I can see the future/tell her/that the future is bleak. It has been widely popular among the rock and roll fans. The vocalist Brian King and Drummer David Prowse combines their inner fire with resentful tone to highlight the myriad problems, which persist in our society. Both of these albums were emotionally touched albums but their newest album – Celebration Rock is something different. And for that we are questioning what’s is going with them? Have they regressed?

Since their first album (Post-Nothing) to this new album, both Prowse and King have changed drastically, making their lives simplified. They used to raise their voice against the propaganda and hedonism of the society. However, it is not the case now as Celebration Rock includes eight breezy tracks. Basically, it doesn’t suit their style because each song represents the never-ending rock topics of fucking and partying. In fact, these topics are no more interesting to avid rock and roll fans.

If you listen to some of the lyrics (So come and find me in this moment/and expose a passionate man for what he is), you would feel embarrassed at some point. In truth, these insipid songs are not enough to raise the legacy of Japandroids. Even though all the songs of this album retains the usual musical elements of Japandroids. With powerful drumbeats and classic rock music, they have made sure their style of work is intact. However, by no means, the songs don’t go with their true style. Japandroids used to make us remember how we escape the problems of our society. All in all, Japandroids seem to have regressed with Celebration Rock because they have now become a simplified version of their yesteryears.