Saturday, April 05, 2008

Mystery Jets - Twenty One

Adding to the innumerous indie-pop projects recently coming from the UK, Mystery Jets may have just done one of the most solid records to hit the scene yet. And if, at first listen, "Twenty One" sounds like your average well-done indie-pop album, don't let yourself be fooled, because there's oh so much more in here. Loaded with sharp hooks, perfect melodies, an effective production, lots of "ooohh's" and "aaahh's" chants to sing-a-long and an absurd amount of ear catching details insanely appearing everywhere, it's hard to resist this album's (many) charms. With a sense of vitality and freshness from start to end, every song is direct and straight-to-the-point but, most of all, it features an enthusiastic attitude that ends up building addictive and shiny anthemic tales about the inevitable themes, a.k.a. love and break-ups. Mark my words, songs like "Young Love", "Hideaway" or the genius moment that is "Two Doors Down" are destined to become next summer's soundtrack for a lot of people. (9/10)

Mystery Jets - Young Love - feat. Laura Marling (video)

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