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First Impression - Paper Route's Absence
First Impression - Paper Route's Absence
05/10/09 at 02:15 PM by ExplodingStereo
This is, so far, one of my favorites this year. It sounds very much like M83's Saturdays = Youth from last year, which was a good album but had a couple of self-indulging, over the top moments that took the 80's theme way too far into weird techno land. This album takes a little Peter Gabriel influence and all the 80's themed instruments and beats you can think of (Phil Collins-esque electronic drums? Check.) and makes a less abstract, yet completely enjoyable, record that sounds authentic enough to be on the soundtrack of every trenchcoat-wearing outcast boy trying to woo a love back by holding a boombox to her window. Favorites thus far are the single, "Wish", "Good Intentions", and "Last Time". Definitely buy this; I might even buy it on vinyl if...[read more]
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