I feel a bit of a fraud writing an introduction to this album. I’ve barely had it any longer than you guys have. This is not an album that I’ve lived with for a long time. Its not a band that I’ve followed and developed with. As with many of my ‘discoveries’ Pitchfork bought it to me. I have an infinity with their ‘best new music’ tag. Pitchfork tend to keep true to the premise that the winners of this tag should represent a quality that music fans can access even if the genre is not to the listeners usual taste. This album scored 8.5 and the coveted ‘Best New Music’ award.
When I first heard the album it reminded me of The Knife, Deep Cuts album. This for me is a good thing. There were also shades of Passion Pit and even some stripped back M83. In short, it was reminiscent of music that I like and own. What hit me very hard however, was how bright it was. I love the clarity and pronouncement in the production. What I feel is tough to miss is the strength of the songs, this is a long list of powerful pop tracks with very little fat.
I am interested to note its longevity as I am not sure at this stage if it will stay with me for a prolonged period of time?
Brothers, what do you think?