Room 94 album review: we have the exclusive first listen to the debut Room 94 album ‘No Strings Attached’

no strings attachedMP! has the highest echelons of pop at our beck and call, and so we managed to snag ourselves a rather brilliant sneak peek at Room 94’s debut album ‘No Strings Attached’ and even provided some answers to the pertinent questions on your minds, because we’re good like that.

Are there any great party tunes on ‘No Strings Attached’?
Yes, several, actually. ‘We Came Here to Dance’ is a vibrant, anthemic party anthem that actually is the one song aimed at solely making you dance, while ‘Superstar’ does the same thing with a The Vamps-style vibe and a chorus that is very good indeed.

Is there a cheeky sex-related spoken-word message at the beginning of a song?
Funny you should ask. ‘One Night’ is an ode to a one night stand and no-strings-attached nookie (hence the album’s title) and has a cheeky clip from a studio session attached to the beginning. The song itself is fun, ridiculous and sounds like The Wanted just went mental for a track. We approve.

Best song for looking forward to summer?
‘Chasing Summer’ seems like a really obvious answer and it should be with its rocky and almost epic vibe. However, we’d also throw the standout ‘Come Calm Me Down’ into the ring because it’s an effervescent blast of catchy pop-rock that reminds us of the new 1D album in the best way.

Best song that resembles real awkward human emotion?
Album closer ‘Shine Your Light’ is pretty cool and is easily the best ballad on the LP, bringing things to  a sweet and chilled end, like the sunrise following an all-night rave. We like this one. Not as good as Rita Ora’s ‘Shine Ya Light’, however.

Best thing about the album?
It’s solid, fun pop-rock that doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel but looks set to be the soundtrack for drinking way too many Jagerbombs and having a great time. Plus, they’ve used keg of beer on their album cover which is always a good indicator in the ‘party’ stakes.

All in all, ‘No Strings Attached’ isn’t going to change the face of pop, but sometimes you just need an album that’s trying hard to make a mark and wants its listeners to have a good time. ‘No Strings Attached’ gives that an admirable go, and you can’t say fairer than that can you?

Check out single ‘Superstar’ below. ‘No Strings Attached’ is released March 10. Download on iTunes.

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