Amazing how the same song can be great background/mood music, intense headphone listening, and lull you to sleep. Lali Puna have crafted beauty from simplicity, and you can see it right here in Scary World Theory.
Everything here falls easy on the ears. There's nothing harsh, no rough edges, just melody. Amazing how what sounds like simple laptop noodling can hold your attention throughout an entire album. There's not one song on this album I don't like.
I judge any album by its headphone value and longevity. If I can happily listen to this stuff in a pair of kickass headphones (noticing intricacies, hidden melodies and beats, and hearing the production quality), and do so for longer than just a few weeks, I find that I've got a keeper. Lali Puna is one of those bands.
Sometimes, when I'm feeling kind of down, I put on Lali Puna and my mood transforms. This music is, in a word, beautiful.
If you haven't heard any of their stuff, I suggest you treat yourself to some LP. In fact, go out and buy the damn CD, you won't be disappointed.