To see this band mature and develop its own sounds is simply amazing, and this album is no exception. The most accessible of their albums to date, this record is obsequious to the little details that make songs great, memorable, and perennial.
Favorite track: St. Mary of Nazareth.
Piñata is the sound of volcano! past distilled into a most potent formula for the present: unsparingly concise, stickily melodic, lyrically stronger and stranger, darkly humorous, ferociously driven, fabulously inventive. Clocking in at just over 40 minutes, the album has an aggressive energy that’s as exciting as it is unpredictable. It’s leaner and meaner than its predecessors, with not a second wasted as volcano! gleefully take a baseball bat to musical convention in the name of great pop.