The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – The Echo of Pleasure

The Dirty Bird, Contributor


I heard neither pleasure, nor its echo, while listening to this album.


If you’re nostalgic for the whispering pop-drivel of the ‘80s, this is your band. If Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark and Simple Minds had a baby, and that baby grew up to be Erasure’s more flamboyant cousin who plays fairly decent guitar, that’s this band.


But there is a fine line between too much synthesizer and not enough synthesizer. The way to solve that riddle is to err on the side of caution – cool it on the synthesizer. Always ease up on the synthesizer.


But who knows? This could be your jam – if your jam is the Sixteen Candles soundtrack except lamer. Like if Samantha didn’t get to make out with Jake at the end.


Rating: 3 out of 12 cans of PBR!

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