This week's album reviews.
Sounds Like: Disco pop thrives with NY’s troupe of gender-bending queers under the guidance of Stuart Price (Madonna, Kylie, Killers) on this synth-friendly opus.
Free Association: Their debut was genius. Ta-Dah! was a bore. This one’s wicked good!
For Fans Of: Bee Gees, Blondie, Mika, Duran Duran, disco balls.
Maps & Atlases
Sounds Like: Sometimes angular and punchy, others rhythmic and ecstatic, Chicago-bred math rockers’ debut is an occasionally wonky but solid LP.
Free Association: Oh snap, they usin’ a flute! Doesn’t make them Jethro Tull but still, props.
For Fans Of: Menomena, Shapes and Sizes, Man Man, sleepers.
Sounds Like: The Oklahoman dynamo has a voice that barrels you over with thoughtful, mysteriously dark lyricism and a talented backing band to boot.
Free Association: Maybe its her Choctaw origin, but this girl’s got soul and it shows.