Review of Sam Roberts Band – Lo-Fantasy (Universal Music Canada)

Sam RobertsMontreal’s Sam Roberts Band has never been a group that rehashes the same old tricks record after record. Nowhere is this more evident than on Lo-Fantasy, the group’s newest release. If variety is the spice of life, Roberts and his cohorts mix it up rather nicely here. Human Heat and We’re All In This Together each recall the band’s guitar-oriented start while album opener Shapeshifters is driven by a disco-influenced beat. And while Chasing The Light meanders a little too much for my liking, Lo-Fantasy’s strength lies in the group expanding their horizons so effectively.