Fitz and the Tantrums, by Fitz and the Tantrums

Apple Music didn’t tell me about this new self-titled album from the people who put on a great show. I had to learn about it through a co-worker who watches Good Morning America. Shame on you, Apple Music. Step up your game.

Anyway, back to the album. Though some songs are catchy, it’s disappointing. The sound I loved so much in concert and on their first two albums has been whitewashed with average pop. Somewhere underneath is their original sound, but it’s pretty well covered up at this point. Apparently Rolling Stone feels even more strongly about it.

Listen to Fitz and the Tantrums on Apple Music. Or don’t.