Like every week, there are hundreds of new albums out today. But this week, the one that’s getting all the attention — and deservedly so — is Billie Eilish‘s much-anticipated sophomore album Happier Than Ever.
I won’t bother rehashing my whole review; suffice to say I am impressed. And kind of relieved that success has not spoiled her. I’m not alone; based on what I’ve seen, reviews have been pretty favourable across the board. Not surprisingly, my Sonic Reducers cohost and fellow Eilish appreciator Eric Alper is also onside. Join us as we wrap up the week by sharing our thoughts on Happier Than Ever, marveling at the way Eilish has managed to avoid the sophomore slump and take her music in a new direction, and speculate on how many more Grammy Awards she and brother Finneas will add to their trophy case next year. Sonic Reducers. One topic. Two music nerds. Five minutes. Everything you need to know.