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its streaming on NPR...
it sounds great so far from what ive heard.
I generally really like it. The production is very indebted to classic Phil Spector, that little zylophone throughout is done to great effect, the refrain on Never Heal Myself is wonderful and I love the closing track.
Despite that, it's got a bit of a disposable feel about it. I wouldn't be suprised if I listen to it non-stop for the whole summer then never touch it again.
something about it seems cynical... the kings of twee-on?
liked all their stuff so far
doubt i will be listening to it a couple of months from now buty at the moment i like it.
I really enjoyed it, I must say. The 'disposable' comment could prove to be true though, unfortunately; I listened to the album while I browsed and I was rarely forced to lend it all of my attention. With that said, I did find myself thinking "this is rather pretty/fun" periodically.
The overwhelming hype is completely baffling.
and say it's good, really good (based on the first 5 tracks). Not as good as Best Coast, but pretty close. 8/10
There's something about Best Coast that feels almost oppressive, the boredom I experienced while listening to them was almost like being beaten with a blunt object. With Cults I pretty much just feel totally ambivalent, with Best Coast it's active hatred. I guess part of it is that Best Coast have gotten so big that they represent indie rock to a bunch of people who really have no idea what it is, and it's not a very good representation if you ask me. Even if Cults get the same level of exposure I doubt I'll hate them quite as much.
spills over to the original stuff: do you also dislike the Supremes and other 60's mainstream r'n'b pop?
I think Motown has ruined their entire catalog by giving everything to commercials. The Motown sound just sounds like commercials to me with very few exceptions. In the original girl group stuff, there was usually at least a hint of legit darkness and intrigue that Best Coats and Cults and Tennis (blearugh) just don't have.
I like it
Electric for me, then Love.
(I'll get me coat, taxi for one please)
Disposable, forgettable. Primed to be the next Florence, or Sleigh Bells?
I think that the hype started because they released what is still probably their best song as their debut single. So people ask, "Wow, can you imagine a whole album of this caliber?"
the rest is less exciting really