All their album are amazing and this one as well, they just go crazier here and mix psychedelia, pop, electronic and rock. They're one of the only band worth being listen to at the moment. And they're great live too! The lyrics are fun but also deep (the past is a grotesque animal is breathtaking and emotional).
brand new sound
very unique, has a touch of class about it. ' Suffer For Fashion' is effortlessly catchy.
Electro-pop with an Undertow
This is an excellent album, which manages to balance the needs of a concept album whilst satisfying the shuffle generation by offering some truely infectious stand-alone cuts. The opener 'Suffer for Fashion' is one of these and sets a frantic tone for this album with an incessantly catchy hook and its delightful combination of electronic and traditional instrumental elements. Another excellent track is 'Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse' which in some ways feels like the soul of the album in one track. Some of the theatricality and story telling of the bands earlier albums is present here in the form of Kevin Barnes' transition into Georgie Fruit who appears to be characterised by a Jake Shears inspired falsetto, and a Lou Reed-esque command of knowing anecdotes.
The production is fantastic and intricate, leading you through a seamless journey of ascerbic highs, contemplative lows and revealing some wonderful innovative techniques which for me, further blur the lines between electronica and indie-rock. This album has occupied my mind and delivered a new insight into the cutting edge of contemporary art-pop.