Times and fashions may change, but one thing endures: the value of a good pop hook.
The artists here—whether they create sparkling synth pop
or cutting new wave—are all dedicated to crafting perfect choruses that work their way into the bloodstream and endure for years to come.
The albums here are full of songs that do exactly that.
“Good albums make you want to do research. The best albums are the ones that make you passionate about what you're reading. "Suggested Improvements" has reignited the fire I had within me for implementation of transit and the desire for good city life, despite how weird and difficult that can feel. In other words: when will Idaho get actual buslines? Possibly never... but I'll sure as hell try to argue to death until it gets one that works.”
“It's been a while since an album has taken me to another place like this one has. This is very different from his old stuff, but still has the same ability to take you out of reality for a little while. Love it.”