Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artpop/Pop | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 153 / 9-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Cherry Red | Autor: AT

The Polyphonic Spree performed at David Bowie's Meltdown-Festival and had a great gig at the Glastonbury-Festival. The success of the US band in Great Britain is easy to comprehend, as they can come up with a similar melody feeling as many GB bands from the nineties. And of course there are the more experimental songs, which convince with a strong pinch of glam ("What Would You Do?"), psychedelic rock in the style of the better Oasis numbers ("You Don't Know Me"), a little Belle And Sebastian influenced pop rock ("Popular By Design"), balladesks with Sixties references ("You're Golden") and an experimental pop number with tribal rhythms ("Let Them Be"), which despite all ambitions seems wonderfully relaxed. With The Polyphonic Spree, quality features of innovative music become more than clear. The album doesn't serve the self-congratulation of individual musicians, nor does it try to jump on any trend. This honesty pays off. (Also available in vinyl format.)

Top track: You Don't Know Me

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