86 Chairlift: Moth

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


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



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


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



This is based on absolutely nothing of course


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





…just for quick examples, and of course the song


is probably 2016’s single greatest vocal


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


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