BIG WHITE: Teenage Dreams: CS

I liked Big White quite a bit the first few listens. They have a distinctive no wave sound, but manage to not come off as blatantly derivative as some of the more tiresome bands I’ve encountered in the same genre. It was nice to listen to this for what it was, and not immediately pin down a single overarching influence. The variety of sounds from song to song almost made this feel more like a mixtape than an album from a single band, and I appreciated the eclecticism that Big White brought to the table. After multiple listens though, this started to grow a bit stale. Countless artists have been exploring sounds akin to Big White’s from the new wave era to the present day. It didn’t do enough for me to stand apart from the background noise of the rest. 

 –Paul J. Comeau (Burger)