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on 1 September 2005
I agree with the reviewer below that Cut Copy's influences are pretty clear; New Order, Daft Punk, Human League, Zapp and Roger, Air, My Bloody Valentine... yada yada yada... but this doesn't make it a great record. All of the above were truly original, I feel that Bright Like Neon Love is not.
I found the album easy on the ear but ultimately unchallenging. There is some great production and some interesting arrangements - but the record left me feeling a bit bored. It pootles along, but never really pushes any boundaries.
If this record was a person they'd be quite 'cool' and sort of interesting, but pretty lacklustre. A follower of fashion (I think the cover is wicked) but without real style. Intelligent but not really spirited. Chatty but dull. You know - 'Nice'. And no one likes a nice guy.