A pleasant surprise, since admittedly I hadn’t heard much about Talabot’s other work. The album starts off really great, both “Depak Ine” and “Destiny” are amazing tracks. From there however, ƒin never fully regains the traction of the opening songs. It’s definitely worth checking out though, if you’re into bands like Caribou or other electronic music.
The fact that AIR created a new score for Georges Méliès’ “A Trip To The Moon” is pretty awesome, and I’m glad they decided to further it with a full album of songs. After AIR’s last album “Love 2” (which was just awful), I’m glad they’ve come back with something conceptually different and yet musically very similar to their first few albums.
This is my first time listening to a Chairlift album from start to finish, and while I mostly enjoyed it, it never really grabbed a hold me. There are definitely a few good tracks here (particularly “Amanaemonesia”), but overall it’s repetitive and the “80s pop” sound began to wear on me after awhile. If you liked Chairlift before, “Something” shouldn’t disappoint.
It’s not as bad as some music blogs will have you believe, I’m not even sure what the big deal is. She’s got a great voice, but I guess for some, it’s impossible to like someone who uses a “stage name” and has PR people, must suck for David Bowie, Bob Dylan, or Jack White. With that said, the album itself isn’t great, but it isn’t bad either. If you liked Del Rey’s other songs, you’ll probably get some enjoyment from the rest of her work. The record suffers most from the rushed production after the success of her EP. Given more time to develop, I think Del Rey has some potential.
Cloud Nothings - Attack On Memory (2012) / Rating: 4/5
Reminds me of some of At-The Drive In’s earlier records, which is pretty cool. At times it borderlines on being too much of a “pop-punk” sound for my taste, but the record always seems to bring it back to something edgier and very intriguing.