This album is driving music. It’s got a straightforward 4/4 beat, uplifting chords on the synths, and very singable lyrics (if you can cut through a surprisingly thick French accent that’s present at some very confusing times). Give it a listen once in an environment where you can hear everything, get accustomed to it, then go for a drive with it and see if you don’t find yourself enjoying your ride a bit more than usual.
The album has it’s fair share of excellently poppy electro, but manages to toss in some more mellow and emotional songs in the middle. There are sounds used that make you second guess when this album was made. “Didn’t I hear that synth riff back in ’03?” “I haven’t heard vocal triplets since ’06. Sheesh!” You know those kind of reactions. Regardless, it doesn’t pull you that far away from experiencing the music, so it adds a nice little something extra.
My favorites from this album are “Always on The Run,” “On a Train” – whose opening chorus makes me think of They Might Be Giants – and “The Edge.” No, that last one isn’t a tribute to another musician. Check out the album after the break.