I listened to “Chunk of Change” again two weeks after I first listened to the album. My opinion regarding the album remained mostly unchanged from my previous review aside from “Smile Upon Me” which I felt to have gotten more repetitive since the first listen. “Smile Upon Me” is a decent track but it felt as if the song basically plays the same thing after its somewhat nauseating introduction. Fortunately, the rest of the tracks in the album didn’t follow the same route. Although some tracks such as “Sleepyhead” and “Cuddle Fuddle” have sounds are distorted, they managed to remain fun to listen to as they were able to avoid the repetitiveness that could hamper the enjoyment. “Better Things” and “Sleepyhead” are the best songs in the entire album as it is the kind of song you would dance to. When it comes to how the tracks are played, “Better Things” has the electric techno flavor with a mix of old school dance mix from the 1970s. “I’ve Got Your Number” has a funky beat which makes it a catchy song and can make you want to bop your head while listening. While not as fun to listen to like “Better Things” and “Sleepyhead” were, “I’ve Got Your Number” is still a good track although I do believe the song being one of those that can become annoying upon multiple listens like “Smile Upon Me”. Then there is “Live To Tell The Tale” where the beginning sounded like a track from a 8-bit video game for few seconds. The song would pick up and became a very pleasant track to listen as well.

Overall, “Chunk of Change” is a fun album and while it does have a less enjoyable moment, most of the time it delivers when you wanted to be entertained. The songs I would recommend listening to the most would be “Better Things” and “Sleepyhead” but it’s better to listen through the entire album. Although my second impression does hurt the review score for the album a little, it’s still the kind of album I would listen to several times over and still enjoy it. Some tracks may become tiring, but the fun you have can help you go through this without a shred of regret. If you’re looking for something that can make you feel good, this album is for you.

Rating: 4



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From the interview.