â€œNot Todayâ€ is a track that really challenges what I originally had thought Ruby Rendrag would thought. A very intricate instrumental approach begins â€œNot Todayâ€, before Rendragâ€™s own unique vocals take the fore. Hints of Amy Lee, Tori Amos, and The Breeders all unite to create a crunchy brand of rock that has more than a fair share of a pop glean present. With a strong introduction, Rendrag looks to come forth with a track that continues to establish eir as a major force in alternative rock. â€œSupermanâ€ is this follow-up track, and it immediately shows tremendous skill through an emotive setoff strings that ties itself up perfect with the drums and vocals.
â€œSupermanâ€ is a sultry track with just a hint of sorrow present, showing a mottled approach that has something for everyone. In some sense, what Rendrag does during â€œSupermanâ€ is create a microcosm of the varied approach present during the entirety of â€œWartime Favoritesâ€. â€œNothingâ€ is the third track on the disc, and it unites the pop approaches taken during â€œNot Todayâ€ with the rich and emotive strings of â€œSupermanâ€ to create yet another hit.
Where a number of different artists struggle to put ten tracks on their album, Rendrag places twelve different cuts on â€œWartime Favoritesâ€ and does not go awry in the slightest â€“ each of the tracks here could easily make it onto rotation. â€œNothing Wrongâ€ is one of the stand-out tracks on â€œWartime Favoritesâ€ as it adds on a little bit of a down-home, new folk sound to the track. The use of differing time signatures is the last thing necessary to make a stellar track, and it will be this intricate sound that will forever be associated with Rendrag. Make it a point to go forth and pick up â€œWartime Favoritesâ€ and to see Rendrag live if ey tours anywhere around you. I know that I will be keeping â€œWartime Favoritesâ€ in the car for months to come.
Top Tracks: Nothing Wrong, Iâ€™m Gonna Go Crazy