Put simply, Bad Vacation is a wild ride from start to finish and what is particularly good about this album is that you never know what is coming next; you think that you have Room Full Of Strangers sussed and then they pull a complete wildcard out of the bag! This is an album that keeps you on your toes and makes for an absolutely gripping listen as a result.
The saxophone lines, which feature on Summers In Space and Trash Can Annie, are a particularly welcome inclusion to the album, adding a lot to the two already fantastic tracks, and it really helps to give them an extra bite whilst also giving the songs a lazy and jazzy vibe, which juxtaposes well against the sheer momentum of the previous tracks – indeed, the opening track Guest Bath is jam-packed with energy and hits you like a tonne of bricks as soon as the opening rings out!
Room Full Of Strangers have created a monster with this album. Admittedly sometimes it does sound almost like disorganised chaos – but I have a feeling that’s exactly the sort of vibe they were going for with this beast!