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If you thought Waterpark’s last effort, Fandom, was a wild ride, you better strap yourself in. Greatest Hits takes the ambition (and borderline insanity) of its predecessor and dials it up to eleven.
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It’s a record that’s sugary sweet but never sickly. And it’s perfectly suited for all those days when you seem to skip through Spotify, unable to find the right track for your mood.
Greatest Hits leans into the pop world, but it is still a mixed offering. So if you’re looking for booty-shakers, a smattering of rap and/or Daft Punk esque ditties with a whole lot of reverb, you’ll find it here. Greatest Hits also houses what’s arguably the darkest Parx track to date in Just Kidding. Crying Over It All is another contender, but both are wrapped up in bright, bubbly packaging and will have you moving and grooving like nobody’s business.
Greatest Hits is popping bubble-wrap levels of addictive and the strongest work the Houston natives have released to date.
The bouncy warblings of Awsten Knight and the unabashed flair of Otto Wood and Geoff Wigington take this record to a whole other level. As do the features sprinkled throughout (from the likes of Mikey Way, De’Wayne and Chris Carrabba). And although Greatest Hits comes in at 17 tracks, it never feels like a slog. It is well-paced, with each track bleeding into the next so naturally.
Waterparks are redefining what it means to be a pop-punk band, and they’ve earned their status as leaders of the next generation. Greatest Hits is popping bubble-wrap levels of addictive and the strongest work the Houston natives have released to date.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Numb, Just Kidding, You’d Be Paranoid Too (If Everyone Was Out To Get You)
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