Stand Atlantic’s debut LP Skinny Dipping was a great record. The band's sound was crisp and modern but had definite throwback elements to pop punk's foray into pop rock and the glory days that resided that genre from 2008 to about 2011. Plus, vocalist Bonnie Faser absolutely kills it on every song on that debut record. The band's sophomore LP Pink Elephant isn't just as good as that debut record, it's probably twice as good. It's a fantastic listen and an LP that's worth listening to over and over again.
Pink Elephant is good for two main reasons: the songwriting and Faser. As good as she was on their debut record, somehow, she's substantially better on this record. Her vocal prowess really shines through on catchy singles like "Shh!", "Jurassic Park", "Hate Me (Sometimes)," and "Blurry." It also is showcased on the softer ballad moments on the record. No matter the song, Faser's talent is evident. The song writing here is incredibly impressive too. The band's singles that they've released over the past few months still haven't grown stale and those songs; songs like "Blurry" and "Shh!" are intense songs that are easy and fun to rock out to and just as easy to sing along.
There's not a weak moment on this record. Faser is fun to listen to, but musically this band plays with a lot of personality. The production is on point too. This is a great record and another favorite of 2020.