Following the success of 2009’s Island’s Disappear and their 2011 Juno win for Best New Group, Said the Whale had set the bar high - and they surpassed it easily.
While previous releases have seen Said the Whale singing about their love for Vancouver and the surrounding area; Little Mountain sees them leaving the coast behind and experimenting with new sounds. Songs such as Safe Harbour and Heavy Ceiling show this progression while others such as Lucky and Loveless show the indie pop sound we all know and love. If that wasn't enough, they have a music video to accompany each song. Although a few songs on the album break up the cohesiveness, the album is filled with addicting bass lines and drum beats that draw the listener in and make them want to tap along. All in all a very solid (gold) album that drew serious consideration for our top album of the year..