Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourself for another great Cut Copy album. The bands latest release, Zonoscope, parallels its predecessors in how it offers its listeners one great track after another. I can easily say that CC needs to be the only band on a playlist at a party.
As per their usual style, CC doesn’t stray far from synthpop. That being said, Zonoscope also features a digital new wave vibe that’s a throw back to the 1980’s.
It’s not common to like every track on an album, but that’s the case for me with this album. The album starts off with “Need You Now” which slowly builds up with twinkling chords and makes me think of INXS. Build up tracks can be bad if what comes next isn’t up to par with the opener. CC don’t have that problem because what comes next is musical euphoria. I can hear myself laughing over a vodka soda at a party to “Take Me Over”. Then in rolls “Where I’m Going” like a wave, reminiscent of the Beach Boys, and I’m transported to the summertime. I have danced to “Pharaohs & Pyramids” and “Corner of the Sky” every time I’ve heard both, whether whilst still in my chair, while shuffling about in the kitchen making tea, or while getting ready for Friday night happy hour. And I don’t know what it is about “Sun God” but it makes me want to don red lipstick and be fierce (I’m not fierce nor look good in red lipstick).
I wasn’t sure another album as good as Bright Like Neon Love or In Ghost Colours was possible….but I was wrong and happy to be so. Enjoy what’ll surely be on my best albums of 2011 list.
Favourties: Pharaohs & Pyramids
Label: Modular Records