Foxygen returns after a phase of extremely intense hype surrounding their music. I’ve never been a big fan of their work, but I have to admit — Hang is something very interesting. Californians abandoned their overly psychadelic aura and transformed into theatrical art pop, which brings listeners closer to Talking Heads than to Quicksilver Messenger Service. What’s more, Avalon and Mrs. Adams reminds me a lot of ABBA’s style of songwriting, which makes Hang even more intriguing. Of course, there are elements that makes this album exagerrated in its theatrics and artism, but it doesn’t blur its quality and value. In fact, this exagerration makes it even more powerful and grandiloquent statement.
Also worth a listen this week:
- Austra – Future Politics
- AFI – AFI
- William Basinski – A Shadow In Time
- Kid Koala – Music to Draw To: Sattelite
- Blackfield – Blackfield V
- The Proper Ornaments – Foxhole