Said The Whale - Dandelion

BC: Top 10 of 2021

by Ben Boddez

The title of Vancouver indie-rock royalty Said The Whale’s seventh studio album comes from the split perspectives on the titular plant – some viewing it as an annoyingly persistent weed, others appreciating the floral beauty. With the band’s usual anthemic gang vocals, celebration of natural elements and an awestruck, sunny and bright sound, their tracks are bolstered by orchestral strings as they pray for a much-needed injection of kindness into the world.