Blueanimal is a promising alternative rock band I discovered with their two singles off from this album, “On My Mind” and “Rock Bottom“, and featured them here on Metalhead Community Magazine. Today, I am going to talk about their latest full-length album, Figment That Was Me, which was released on 4 June 2021. Please give the album a listen while reading the rest of the article.
When I first listened to Blueanimal about a few months ago, I was positive about everything the band was musically trying to do. However, after listening to Figment That Was Me album a few times on repeat, I started to feel like they are not just another indie alternative rock band making traditional American alternative music, it is surely much more than that.
First of all, Figment That Was Me is an easy listening album with nine delicious songs, mostly with influences from the 90s alternative, hard rock, and blues-rock scene. On My Mind and Rock Bottom songs that I reviewed before had blues-rock fundamentals in their build, yet surprisingly, the rest of the album has a different musical direction and influences. They are much more grunge, hard rock, and sometimes pop rock-oriented, making you feel like these songs wouldn’t surprise anybody if they were playing on MTV and VH1 at that time. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting to like and enjoy this album that much. It took me to my childhood, reminded me of all the great music playing on the radios. Even I heard some influences from Nirvana, REM, U2, Metallica‘s Load and Reload era and it immediately made me feel better (for instance, the third track, Anyone But Me). In my book, Blueanimal is a good band with their blues-rock side, but they are quite fantastic when they show their 90s alternative, grunge, and hard rock influences.