Reviews and Blog Posts: synthpop

Singles

by composer Future Islands (Musical group)

Reviewer Rating:
5

Another fantastic album from Future Islands. Singles is their fourth album and as energetic and surprising as their previous work. Despite the title, it isn’t a collection of singles and has their typical variety of song types. Future Islands’ sound is unique and dramatic; it combines romantic, ballad-type lyrics, contemporary...

Ritual union

by Little Dragon (Musical group)

Reviewer Rating:
5

Ritual Union is Swedish band Little Dragon’s third album. It easily falls into the category trip hop with experimental sounds, beats, and R&B like vocals. Lead singer Yukimi Nagano has an amazing range and a wandering R&B style of singing. It has feelings of R&B, hip hop, and soul, but...

On the water

by Future Islands (Musical group)

Reviewer Rating:
5

This is a beautiful and exciting album. Future Islands is categorized as neo-romantics and it’s fitting for the dramatic vocals and endearing lyrics of Samuel T. Harring. The songs are each their own masterpieces and I feel their music strikes a nerve in a moving way. It’s raw and edgy...

Feel it break

by Austra (Musical group)

Reviewer Rating:
5

Austra has a dark pop, electronic, dramatic sound with a strong female vocalist. This album to me has a polished, finished feel and each song has depth and variety. It's intriguing throughout and at times danceable. 

Visions

by Grimes (Musician)

Reviewer Rating:
5

I love this album. I found it eclectic in sound, synthesizing many different musical influences in a unique and imaginative album.  It’s obvious in the music, Claire Boucher (Grimes) is incredibly talented and willing to take a risk, and the result of this album is magic, it’s as moving as...

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