How often do we revisit forgotten albums and bands? I am very guilty of this. This is why I’m revisiting Destination B-Sides from Mae. This record brings me back to a more simple time.
The song, Suspension, stands out because of the rich vocals, lyrics, and instrumentation. For Mae fans, this is the first recording of a hit single from The Everglow. The acoustic track, Sun, stands out because it shows off the bands range. All three live tracks, Futuro, Sun, and This is the Last Time, start with keyboard introductions that lead into the songs. These tracks make you feel as though you’re at their concert. The acoustic, Giving it Away, is the most ambient song on this record. One feels relaxed and wants to become still while listening to it.
The instrumentation, vocals, and lyrics are very well done on this record. This speaks volumes since it’s a b-sides. This band and album will appeal to piano and ambient driven music lovers. All the songs flow well throughout this record.
I would rate this record a 4.4 out of 5. This record gets such a high rating based upon originality, creativity, and sound. My personal favorite track is Suspension. This song shows off the bands musical talent and has a raw sound and edge to it. Bands making music similar to Mae are Schematic, My God, It’s Full of Stars, and Name Taken.