Best Songs on Shred Kelly's Archipelago

Archipelago is an album by Canadian Alternative Folk band Shred Kelly, released in February 16th, 2018. It is the band's fourth album, consisting of band members Tim Newton, Sage McBride, Jordan Vlasschaert and Ty West.

Vote for what you think is the best song in Shred Kelly's Archipelago.

The Top Ten

1 Die Trying Die Trying

Track 6

This track displays Sage at her best vocals in this album. The instrumentals and backing vocals are very solid and this has the best lyrics in Archipelago. The music in this one builds up very nicely and I like the hopeful and energetic tone it presents, suggesting the song is promoting an inspirational message/meaning. My favorite song on the album. - CrimsonShark

2 Don't Ever Look Back Don't Ever Look Back

Track 2
This one has a more eclectic sounding to it, which weaves into the Folk aesthetics of Shred Kelly really well. Sage sounds really good, and the singing sections are very well done. The tone is fluffy, but has an appropriate amount of spirit to it, in addition to some pretty solid lyrics. One of my favorite tracks in Archipelago. - CrimsonShark

3 Stay Gold Stay Gold

Track 4
One of the more punchy tracks. There is a whoop throughout the song's runtime, which give it its own identity throughout the album. The lyrical delivery and vocals are pretty good and the tone remains consistent overall. There is a nice buildup for the song's closure, which delivers appropriately. - CrimsonShark

4 Jupiter (Any Other Way)

Track 3
A more softer and fluffier track in the album. Sage sounds more wispy, which goes on nicely with the instrumentals, which in turn, are more slighter and acoustic. However, the band's energy remains apparent, as Newton joins along duet choruses and the song becoming more upbeat later on. - CrimsonShark

5 Way Down

Track 5

Newton's vocals are very solid in this, as are Sage's in occasional moments and the musicianship is very well contained and structured. The lyrics are pretty good. There is a guitar solo in the bridge which is pretty good for a band that revolves around the Alternative and Folk genres. - CrimsonShark

6 Nova

Track 9

Starts very nicely. This one fully goes for Newton and Sage's vocals going together, which is really well-delivered. The instrumentals are the fastest on this album, with a nice rush and adrenaline during the chorus, which presents the lyrics and song's message very adequately. This has one of the best balances between energy and melody on a Folk track. - CrimsonShark

7 Weightless

Track 8

This track is more rooted towards Folk, though there are soft traces of Alternative. The vocals by Newton are nicely delivered and sounds natural, which fits in the track well. The musicianship is more stripped and soft, though it helps in the overall sound of this. The duet between Newton and Sage is really good though. - CrimsonShark

8 Archipelago

Track 1

The instrumentals are really upbeat and energetic. Newton's vocals are pretty solid. Sage's occasional duet and background vocals are pretty good and the musicianship is really natural and raw. A very solid song overall. - CrimsonShark

9 Wasting Time

Track 10

Arguably the most upbeat track in the album, which helps with Sage's singing delivery and Newton's backing vocals weaving in very well. The instrumentals are very nice and catchy in their own right. The lyrics are pretty solid, though they are bittersweet in message. - CrimsonShark

10 Didn't Know

Track 7

This track is a bit faster paced, yet still maintains a Folk-esque feeling. The vocals are catchy, vibrant and nice and the instrumentals are among the best this album has to offer. The lyrics are pretty good in regards to how they flow and are delivered. - CrimsonShark

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