Indie-Pop Geniuses’ Return

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Phoenix | Bankrupt |

The band behind incredible indie pop tracks such as ‘Lisztomania’ and ‘Too Young’ is still standing strong with their fifth album ‘Bankrupt’. The album stuns you with a Chinese – like chime in ‘Entertainment’ that just gets you going and continues going with a chorus that gets you on a high “entertainment, show them what you do to me.”

It progresses with tracks like ‘The Real Thing’, ‘SOS in Bel Air’ and ‘Trying To Be Cool’ that leaves you feeling that you’re tapping your feet to the 80’s beat in Chinatown. And that’s not a bad thing, they’re extremely catchy and exhilirating.

But the thing to hear out here in my opinion is the transition from ‘Drakkar Noir’ to ‘Chloroform’. ‘Drakkar Noir’ sounds like a party anthem with the lead singer enthusiastically going on about a “jangle jungle, jingle jump before you stumble.” The end of this track then transitions into the next track ‘Chloroform’. It makes you feel lightheaded as the singer sings so kindly “my love, my love, my love is – cruel.”

The whole albums ends off with upbeat tracks like ‘Don’t’ and ‘Oblique City’ that just has that Tina Turner feeling with its fun drum beats and synthesizers. ‘Bankrupt’ is a journey through Phoenix’s indie-pop genius that is incredible.

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