on 25 June 2011
Pacific! reveries is one of the best albums of 2008, no 2 ways about it. It is nice, chill pop in the best sense of the word. It is not some wannabe indie that so many bands are doing now, it is real talent. Cant say the same about their latest album, Narcissus is no good. If you like good pop, get Reveries.. enjoy!
on 28 August 2008
A strange one and not my usual cup of tea. Pacific! are a Swedish duo and you can tell as the music is a bit too corny to be produced on British shores. The music is synth-pop with Beach Boys-esque melodies and shades of Daft Punk (without the edge) and hints of Erasure and Abba, which makes sense given the Scandinavian connection.
The only stand out track I can think of is Sunset BLVD, a serene hug-yourself-and-sway (not that i do!) disco track that is very catchy. The rest of the album more or less skips you by without you knowing, but becomes slightly more interesting background music from Number One onwards, particularly Poolside Bungalow.
Corniness aside, I have to say the album does have a pacifying! and serene feel to it and is good background music. An electro-idyllic robotic serenade, quite good as tube listening.