R.E.V.O. – Walk Off The Earth

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R.E.V.O.
Walk Off The Earth

R.E.V.O. is the debut full-length album from Burlington’s Walk Off the Earth. The band gained notoriety with their remake of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” and, specifically, the highly innovative and viral YouTube video that is approaching 149 million views. The band could be passed over as a one-hit wonder, but the upbeat island/reggae sound that dominates their album is catchy, if not infectious. Standout tracks include “Red Hands,” “Gang of Rhythm,” and the cover of “Somebody That I Used to Know”—the song may be overplayed, but Walk Off The Earth still does it justice. One of the album’s strongest features is the harmony between the male and female voices, and the vocals of Sarah Blackwood. R.E.V.O. is a solid pop album, but the band’s creativity and acoustic talent does not resonate on a CD as well as on YouTube.

-Michelle McChristie

Rating: ★★★☆☆