Oh, Magic - ABANDONED LOVE
FILTER Grade: 80%
By Jeffrey Brown on May 23, 2012
On their first album, Like Pioneers presented a decent selection of Chicago indie rock, despite getting together and recording in just a few days. On their sophomore effort, that initial chemistry has evolved into a fuller, more realized sound as well as more focused songwriting. Hooks abound from start to finish, and it’s a band whose love of music carries through thusly, giving Oh, Magic an exuberance that’s pretty infectious.