Sep 13, · Highly Evolved by The Vines bradarrockseekersilvergrove.infoinfo Hailed by a growing number as "the future of rock," the Vines are more a conglomeration of the best of the past. The Sydney, Australia, quartet sounds alternately like Nirvana, the Beatles, T. Rex, and even the Beach Boys (and, at times, all of those blended together)/5().
Highly Evolved was recorded and mixed at Sound Factory and Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood, California. It was recorded between July and February It was recorded between July and February Genre: Alternative rock, garage punk, post-punk .
Jul 03, · That’s a testament to the Sydney upstarts’ knack for offsetting their garage-grunge volatility with more evergreen fare, like the Beatlesque “Homesick,” the folky ballad “Autumn Shade,” and the ska-tinged “Factory.” Such variety broadens the appeal of Highly Evolved, even when Craig Nicholls goes full Cobain with gravelly snideness. That said, you’ll still pump a mighty fist to “Get Free” and .
Jul 22, · Thedownwardspiral. That Highly Evolved is mixed by Andy Wallace Nirvana-mixer makes the connection complete. Unlike Silverchair The Vines are not an exact copy of their great examples, but they enhance their grunge sound with trippy, psychedelic vocal lines. On the impressive Sunshinin they reach a fine balance between these two angles/5().
AllMusic Review by Heather Phares [+] They may be hyped by the British press as no less than the second coming of Nirvana, but on Highly Evolved the Vines offer something more interesting than yet another trawl through flannel-clad angst. True, the addictively short "Highly Evolved"'s primal beat and chunky guitars are certainly post-grunge, 8/