The Real Pills have a very straightforward, mid-tempo garage sound, and Nine Long Years is a sonic driven pop album. There’s a lot of Mersey Beat in here, with the drums bouncing mostly on the snares and symbols and very little bass drum. The Real Pills definitely aren’t treading on any new ground here. In fact, they seem to be following a very similar path to the one that the Gears took over twenty years ago. Still, it’s a pretty good path to follow, and this is an enjoyable album.