The simple but effective house/dance-punk tune released by artist The Juan Maclean is a classic DFA track. Accompanying an ordinary set of lyrics with a stuttering, building beat, it never wears its welcome, even after 8 minutes.
The standout track off the solid new album, is a disorienting, sprawling, mess of a tune. But that renders it no less beautiful and epic. Isolation marks the track, but yearns for grandiose pastures.
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The excellent lead single off her debut album is definitely her most poppy and accessible track off the record. While nothing matches the near perfect “Everything is Embarrassing”, “I Blame Myself” and this track are proof that she has not let up in creating some of the year’s best pop songs.
FIFA have always had a knack for choosing a soundtrack that not only appealed to listeners, but helped them to find music they would not have found elsewhere. This German highlight is a prime example of this, and stands as one of my favourites from the latest installment.
After building slowly, the track sets off and never really lets you go. Make sure you have headphones in on this track, absolute banger.
“Guess I still don’t see the difference between real purpose and that urgent adolescence.” The stunning opener from Hear, Hear. III, has gorgeous instrumentation led by an equally powerful vocal speech. Just read the lyrics and enjoy.