Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Kleerup - Kleerup

Ah, those Swedes making pop music, they can never go wrong, right? Almost two years after first hitting an absurd amount of pleasure centers with a devastating song featuring Robyn on vocals ("With Every Heartbeat", and let's not be shy in here, that is arguably one of the best songs of the past few years...), Kleerup proves there was much more up his sleeve. This debut solo album is nothing less than a stunning collection of blinding pop moments with hints of electro and house...but what exactly takes it apart, you may ask? Maybe the healthy dose of warm and involving nostalgia that is featured? Or maybe the delicate construction applied to each of these 12 songs? Perhaps the sum of its parts, the spacious keyboards, the emotional melodies, the volatile synths, the vintage sounds or the other delightful old-fashioned elements? Either way, the final result is nothing else than a bright pop monument and that is it. Bonus tip: best savoured during those special quiet moments... (8/10)

Kleerup (feat. Robyn) - With Every Heartbeat (video)

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1 comment:

casa de passe said...

sobre a madona,

nós não gostámos! belo show mas nada de novo nela!
tornou-se um icon mas a imaginação (dela) foi-se.

(Loulou+Nini+Alice mas sem o Avô e sem o safado do João)