Darwin Deez’s second album, Songs for Imaginative People, is much less poppy than his first release, but still holds the punch that defines Darwin Smith. Recently having moved from New York City to Asheville, N.C., Smith seems to be missing something he had in his self-titled album. Full of synth and loud, fuzzy guitar riffs, Songs sounds very frustrated at times, musically and lyrically. This album goes in a different direction than Smith’s first release, but it’s sound is familiar to what we’ve previously heard from Darwin Deez.
Play: 2, 4, 6
RIYL: The Rapture, Phoenix, The Drums