Album Review: Discovery – LP

July 14, 2009

Beep bop boop.

Concept: Members of Vampire Weekend and Ra Ra Riot try to convince everyone that there’s something to love about the 80’s. All hipsters will agree by default, or is it by definition?

Sound: There are moments that you can see what the group was on to, with ticklish digital arpeggios and swift club beats. That is not an excuse for what they have produced. They have taken modern pop hooks and melodies, with autotune thrown in, and given them the gamut of eighties and nineties lyrics and synth.

Lyrics: See above.

Quick And Dirty: Pop and indie merge. The emperors have no clothes. (♦♦½)


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