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SONIC BOOM – “No Choice” by Tame Impala

Tame Impala is the work of Kevin Parker, a musician from Australia. He is praised for the playing all of the instruments on his productions.  His latest album, The Slow Rush, was released February 22, 2022.  On this edition of Sonic Boom, our writers review the first single that album, “No Choice.”

Giuliana Barberio

Are you a fan of Tame Impala? Listened to any of their music? Well I would assume you've never heard of their under the radar song “No Choice”. Guitarist and member of Tame Impala, Kevin Parker, uses his instrument to put the listener in a vulnerable spirit. It goes to show how he feels about the very message his song represents. Sometimes you feel stuck in the life you are living and it’s hard ...

Ritika Singh

Tame Impala leaps into the forefront right away, pulling us in with his wonderful voice. His melodic softcore voice, which he employs to great success, is one of his most interesting features. Given the instability of most situations, he discusses despair in a manner that many will recognize. He studies the options and even mulls over the future, and comes to the conclusion that he has little to no altern...

Michelle Estevez

In Tame Impalas song “No Choice”, the song starts off with an interesting hook. Although the start is a simple beat it gives a good starting point and idea for the rest of the very groovy song. The beat of the song was very consistent, using similar instruments to compliment the relaxed feeling that the lyrics were giving off. Considering that Tame Impalas style is very psychedelic rock/pop th...

Anya Pawa

Tame Impala is a popular band typically known for their alternative music style. Recently they’ve come out with a song titled No Choice. Initially I wasn't a huge fan of it. I've heard some of their other music that I enjoyed listening to but this one was a little different. It was something I wouldn’t expect myself to listen to in my free time. However, as I started to listen more, the song became...

Sheyla Santos Collado

  The song No choice is fairly decent. I enjoy the guitar solos and the feel good sensation and serotonin feeling the song gives me. No Choice reminds me of a chill summer day, where I don't have anything to do, any priorities, and I have no worries but relaxation and peace. This song could be listened to in your jeep with the top down riding into the sunset. It  No choice is also very gro...

Emilie Smith

The new song “No Choice” by Tame Impala was just released. There are a lot of drums in the song and it’s very upbeat. The song speeds up and gets slow and it adds a lot of emotion into the song. Tame Impala has an alternative style and it makes the feeling of the song happy, while expressing that feeling of having no choice in your life. The music makes people want to let loose. It is intend...

Damien Callaghan

Earlier this year, music group Tame Impala released an album titled, “The Slow Rush”. This album consisted of 12 songs, with one of them being “No Choice”. The indie/alternative song is a deep question of what life is worth and radiates a feeling of self doubt. Despite the lyrics being full of hopelessness and despair, the tempo is slightly upbeat until the hook, where it slows down significant...

Cassidy Botsch

Between the instrument, lyrics, tempo, and melody of the song bring a very hippie and or calm feeling to the song and its listeners. Overall I would gie the song a 7/10 rating. It was not my favorite, but I would listen to it again. To me it seems like the song I would listen to, but get tired of very easily. It gives off a very summer-like feeling to it and is a great way to boost your serotonin. I ...

Kiana Azcona

Tame Impala is very well known for his psychedelic pop genre. A genre that inflicts awareness, open mindedness and a sense of joy to many audience members. His song ‘No Choice’ has a very vibey beat to it and the lyrics draw an emphasis on the roads in life. A message depicting whether we feel doubtful or hopeless, life keeps going and we can use our own creativity to make it all more interesting...

Joey Rippo

The song, “No Choice,” written by Tame Impala, was recently released this year. The overall feeling of the song seems to be melancholy and calm. The reason for this is the singer’s style of singing, which is indie/alternative, and the tempo which is relatively slow. The song also feels very psychedelic. The intended audience for this song seems to be those that can relate to lyrics such as “L...

Samantha Nuss

The new song “No Choice” released by Tame Impala, is a 2022 hit and a song I recommend to give the time of day to listen to. I give this song an 8/10 because it’s already been stuck in my head after 4 times of listening to it. To start, the tempo of the song isn't on the slower side nor is it super fast. The tempo is right in the middle and has a perfect balance as to where it wouldn’t be a ...

Lara Sinkus

Tame Impala, psychedelic rock artist, released a new song called “No Choice.” “No Choice” is a song about how he feels like he is living the same life day to day with no excitement or change whatsoever. He has no choice to change his life. The instrumentation affects the feeling or mood of the song because the instrumentation loops over and over again, and is more upbeat. It leaves listener...

Margaret Stavrinadis

The song “No Choice” by Tame Impala is a very interesting song that may not be someone’s first choice but definitely a memorable song that is always a second or third option. “No Choice” has many good and bad aspects, but both equal each other out to the right balance for this song to be unique and different from other genres of music and modern music today.    Specifically, “No Choice” has many amazi...

Angela Solozarno

Don´t get me wrong this is a very good song. Parts that I like about it are the tempo and how it gives 80s music but it's present. I really like 80s music so it makes it better for me to listen to. The instruments that the creator has used are really well put together. The only one problem I have with this song is that since it's so good I wish it could be longer because it seems too short even though ...

Emily Snit

I give the song "No Choice" an 8/10. The lyrics were good but since I’m most likely not in their intended audience’s age range, I don’t feel relatable to it. I really enjoyed the music and beats they decided on, it feels trippy and particularly gives/sets the song in a slower feeling/speed. I like that the style of the song is psychedelic, so it mimics distortion and is echo-y, which is somethi...

Madison Cohen

I didn’t care for this song mostly because it is not my style but even so I wouldn’t say it was terrible. It definitely isn’t my first choice but it definitely would be someone who loves this style of music or even Tame Impala. In my opinion the tempo of the song wasn’t terrible. I normally like an upbeat tempo but this tempo really fits this song. I didn’t hate it because it was in betwe...

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