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12 May 2008 | Format: MP3

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  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2008 Modular Recordings
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  • Total Length: 55:39
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  • ASIN: B001KELMR0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,266 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Doctor Trance on 9 April 2008
Format: Audio CD
Bright Like Neon Love came out 4 years ago and was an excellent debut album from this Aussie electro indie band. I liked it a lot, but couldn't helped thinking when listening to it, that it was on the cusp of something grand, where maybe not even the band realized how close they were to pushing up and over that edge. Album co-producer and LCD Soundsystem member Tim Goldsworthy may have been just the extra touch they needed to push this exciting band to the upper realms of electronic indie land.

The songs really tighten up and there are a lot more lyrics and vocal tracks than their debut LP. It also clocks in at over 50 minutes, while Bright Like Neon Love was under 43 minutes. Gone are some of the elongated electro instrumentation with a few strips of interlaced vocals found on Bright Like Neon Love. These songs are much more pop aligned, and judging by the strength of some of them, enough to extend their listening audience to an even broader range.

There's a treasure trove of catchy tunes, including the opener, Feel The Love, the progressive rocker So Haunted, and the unexpected leftfield turn when the chorus kicks in during Lights and Music. 80's backing electronica is again the theme, especially on Far Away, where you could have placed it onto any new wave, synth-pop album between 1984 and 1987 and no one would have even noticed. The dreamy interludes are a nice touch, as they glide and connect us through 15 tracks without a bad hitch at any of the stops along the way.

Harmonious from top to bottom and very well produced, this 2nd album is one of the best examples of how talented, non-mainstream, electronic artists can really be. I wish the band much success, and let this highly recommended album do the rest.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Heather on 8 Feb 2011
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This album took a fair few listens to reveal its indie-dance delights in all their glory, but be patient because it is well worth the effort. The pop gem Lights and Music is for me the stand-out track, along with Hearts on Fire, and at first I mourned the passing of these songs as I feared nothing would be able to match their genius. I was wrong - there is not a duff track here, the songs segue into each other with dreamy mood pieces, swooning guitars and bubbling electronica and make for a nightmare on iPod shuffle but hey, this album rewards you if you listen to it as an entire experience from start to finish. It's a classic case of the "grower".

Album opener Feel the Love is all strummed guitars and echoing vocals, a little too generous on the ooh-oohs but this can be forgiven when Dan murmurs "Hey you" in that warm 80s croon, and then a falsetto vocoder comes in with a beautifully catchy melody, which sounds brilliant - and I am not usually a big fan of distorted vocals. Next track Out There on the Ice has a keyboard sound that I'd swear was straight out of Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode. It's bittersweet brilliance and all the textures come together with the sound of an appreciative crowd as the song reaches its peak.

Now, I need to explain just how much Lights and Music means to me. I was a child in the 80s, and an adolescent in the early 90s, and this song makes my heart swell with joy, it really does. Lush synths, a juicy, urgently driving bassline and Dan's happy-sad warm tenor - trust me, it really is honey for the ears. It builds to a euphoric climax with simplistic lyrics that somehow take on a new and deeper meaning because of the power of the music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. D. Berry on 25 July 2009
Format: Audio CD
I recently bought this CD on the strength of the reviews on Amazon and having heard the songs via preview. I really like this CD, whilst it is not offering anything that new, I really connected with the 80s retro sound and creative use of synth and guitar sounds. I suppose any review is subjective, but for anyone that enjoys solid 80s synth pop this is a must buy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DOGG on 15 Jun 2008
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At first listen this seems like a heady brew of a poppier version of the cure mixed with some of the best bits of Underworld,then it mutates and changes into something gloriusly different and somewhat unique.

Australian three piece Cut Copy have hit the jackpot here with a seamlessly linked album of indie-dance classics and strange instrumentals links between tracks, the bubbling euphoria of "Lights and Music" contrasts with the slightly brooding "So Haunted".

Australian dance music is looking very promising in 2008...check out Pendulum and The Presets as well.....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lj HUME on 13 April 2008
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After catching the brilliant Hearts on Fire, my expectations for Cut Copy's second album were immensely high. So when I heard the follow up singles So Haunted and Lights and Music I wasn't really sure what to expect as the sound had become a lot poppier - was this a move in the wrong direction from the excellent eclectic first album?
OK - theres no Bright Neon Payphone but aside from that this album is almost completely faultless in a way albums should be. You can listen and enjoy from beginning to end without having to skip past the more 'average' tracks - there simply are none. True, there are a few interludes of experimental noodling but these are brief and actually quite welcome in the mix - much like on Depeche Modes Violator.
Cut Copy wear their influences quite clearly tattooed on their forehead. If Peter Hook gets a listen he may be off to Australia to have words about the riff at the end of Hearts on Fire. However, this is all a good thing. The album may be a missing link between New Orders Technique and Electronics debut album but that again is fine and dandy.
Cut Copy have excelled themselves with an album that clearly embraces both the revived eighties discotronic and much loved indie jangle. Its nothing immediately new but it sounds very fresh and alive. Well done indeed.
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