86 Chairlift: Moth

I almost absolutely love Chairlift, and I’m almost devastated they recently split up…

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Their command of pop music- unarguably the greatest artform human life has thus far managed to conceive- is exquisite, and ‘Moth’ (like it +1) has ten superlative examples of their craft

+4

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However, sometimes, I almost hate Chairlift, and am almost glad they recently split

-1

There’s the nagging feeling that they’re not quite fulfilling their potential, that with a little more focus and a little less obvious and syruppy production they could really go to town on the kind of unhinged yet experimental synthpop majesty that The Knife ocassionally deal in. Moth sounds like a frustrating album to me, because I can’t shake the feeling that they’ve somehow reeled in their more deranged ideas in a last minute decision to make ‘Moth’ a more commercial proposal, and have hidden their crazier side a little too far behind the pristine pop production

-4

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This is based on absolutely nothing of course

-20

He would definitely collaborate with the gorgeous and talented lead singer, so automatically

8 Prince Points

What is here though, is amongst the best pop of 2016, and singer Cherry McLift <Really? REALLY? Pls check that-Ed> has an absolutely astonishing voice, and she is undoubtedly 2016’s Queen of

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…just for quick examples, and of course the song

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is probably 2016’s single greatest vocal

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Metacritic: +73

Length 40 minutes +6

Number of AMAZING songs: 1 (+10)

Best Lyric: ‘Trade your broken wings for mine/I’ve seen your scars and kissed your crime’ +1

Is the last song just the first track but played on Ukulele? No -1

Total 85

https://chairlift.bandcamp.com/

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