Album Review: Heavy Like A Headache by The Ninth Wave
Very Good, Based on 2 Critics
The Line of Best Fit - 70 Based on rating 7/10
Heavy Like A Headache oscillates sometimes painfully between its two halves. It's split into songs that are euphoric, industrially huge, and upbeat, and songs that are dark, bleakly ominous, and sonically intense. The Ninth Wave handle both sides well, and the sense that both halves of their sound are kind of fighting each other gives the album its emotional core - but it doesn't make for a smooth listen.
Glasgow has long been a city for producing creative talent in abundance. But one of its latest musical exponents, The Ninth Wave, have been setting themselves apart from the pack. Their debut album 'Infancy', delivered in two parts during 2019, put their name firmly on the map, leading to AIM Album of the Year and Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) award nominations.