Electronic Rock

Artist: 
Particle Kid
Label: 
Hen House Studios

This is definitely not a conventional album and I am not sure how I feel about that.

Sounds Like: 
Grizzly Bear
Sounds Like: 
Willie Nelson
Name: 
Hibah Ilyas
Date Reviewed: 
04/12/2017
Artist: 
Arcade Fire
Label: 
Merge

There is a difference between substance and exploiting the current political strife as a central theme in an incredibly hollow, lackluster song. Arcade Fire's newest single, "I Give You Power," is a shining example of this difference. I am a long time Arcade Fire fan. They were probably the first band that I truly fell in love with. The band has a special place in my heart and always will. That being said, I am incredibly disappointed in the lack of musical talent put forth into "I Give You Power."

Sounds Like: 
LCD Soundsystem
Name: 
Brooke Blizzard
Date Reviewed: 
01/26/2017
Artist: 
Jimkata
Label: 
Self-released

Jimkata is a really good electronic rock band that somehow went under the radar. Based off the Planetary summary, I was expecting another run-of-the-mill pop band that had a few decent instrumentals mixed in with some vocals from a guy with an awkwardly high voice. Luckily, I was wrong. It felt like the summary was struggling to find ways to make this album appealing but actually there's a lot to say. In Motion doesn't fall short of its praise.

Sounds Like: 
Deerhunter
Sounds Like: 
Imagine Dragons
Name: 
Henry Jensen
Date Reviewed: 
02/24/2016
Artist: 
Ratatat
Label: 
XL Recordings

Ratatat’s newest album, Magnifique, came out over summer but you should definitely play it once a show because it is just that good. Known for their guitar driven electronic rock sound, Mike Stroud and Evan Mast take their experimental baroque-esque sound to a whole new level with extremely clean beats layered on top of melodies headed by a pedal steel guitar (The title song “Magnifique” is a great example of this, one of the slower dreamy songs.)

Sounds Like: 
M83
Sounds Like: 
MGMT
Name: 
Payton Wells
Date Reviewed: 
10/19/2015
Artist: 
Neo Geo
Label: 
Hardline

Neo Geo's album instantly reminded me of Paramore. The singer does not have Hayley William's voice but she still has a great voice that is very similar. Some of the songs start off very electronic sounding, like "One Way Ticket" and a few others. There are very upbeat songs and some slower ones like "Marionette". If you like kind of angsty songs that can be deep, electronic, or poppy you would probably like this album. Also, if you like Paramore you would probably ike this album. 

Sounds Like: 
Paramore
Sounds Like: 
Evanescence
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