Ganging Up On the Sun

There’s something endearingly uncool about this Boston quartet Guster, which eschews postmodern poses and fashionable ennui in favor of poppy, fresh-scrubbed rock. The band’s sound has clearly evolved since their (fairly successful) days on the college-rock circuit in the mid-’90s. Ganging Up On the Sun is both expansive and dreamy, while the track ”Ruby Falls” comes off as positively psychedelic. Their easy style seems more like corduroy than the skintight synthetic of cool?softer, warmer, and ultimately, a pretty nice fit.

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