The Question, Sir, is Why? is the new album from experimental hard rock South African band, Dustland Express released in August of this year.
Rock, soft rock, pop-rock, hard rock, experimental rock…whatever you want to call Dustland Express the important word is rock. The other really important thing is that The Question, Sir, is Why? is a bloody damn great album.
Voyage of Men will put the biggest smile on your face with its rocking beat, catchy as hell melody & wickedly good vocal harmonies. As opening songs go, it absolutely kills it making you so excited to hear what comes next.
It doesn’t let you down.
The up-tempo, harder rhythm but still brilliantly melodic catchiness of The Poetic Injustice of Rats, the bouncing oddity that is the title track, the powerful & emotionally capturing ballad that is Empire of Dreams/#Heisenberg & the rocking beat of The Solution. It’s track after track of just quality music.
One of the most impressive thing about Dustland Express is how well they combine rocking riffs & melodies with more emotive sounds. Be it beautiful vocal harmonies or a piano. Every time they’re introduced it adds so much more memorability to a great album.
It’s such feel good music that is filled with so much imagination! Look at a track like, Take the Devil for a Spin. Its twisted lyrics alongside brilliant harmonies & hard rock rhythm is out of this world. It’s with genuine sadness that The Question, Sir, is Why? comes to a close after ten tracks with Apocalypse.
Not that the song itself is a disappointment. Far from it, finishing things off with some fist-punching riffs & grin-inducing effects.
A truly stunning album that is simply so unique & clever but also incredibly catchy & fun. It leaves you feeling ten-feet tall. How impressive is that? One of the best albums of the year.
Dustland Express – The Question, Sir, is Why? Full Track Listing:
1. Voyage of Men
2. The Poetic Injustice of Rats
3. Flight of the Meek
4. The Question, Sir, is Why?
5. Empire of Dreams / #Heisenberg
6. The Solution
8. Take the Devil For a Spin
9. Don’t Say Goodbye, Scott
Make sure you pick up The Question, Sir, is Why? via Apple Music above, via Spotify, via Deezer, via Bandcamp & via Amazon below. Find out much more about Dustland Express via their website here, Facebook, Instagram & YouTube.
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Dustland Express - The Question, Sir, is Why? (Self Released)
The Final Score - 10/10