Goth pop, dark wave
As you can imagine, « Four » is their fourth album. It was actually released several weeks ago but, it is still worth a post. Cause, in this « eighties/Joy Division/The Cure/goth pop/dark wave/post punk music » division, I cannot see any real equivalent within Sweden.
The sound, the melodies, the verses, the chorus, the hit singles, the atmosphere: this album holds pretty much everything it needs to be listened to and be bought (get it there). Half of the record is damn loveable (« Cracked reasons », « Street cliché », « Going to hell », « Dark City Pt. II »). Sure there are few fillers (« Awful », « Get it out », « Shadows »). But all in all, this « Four » is a strong album. And when I face it, if you consider their four albums, The Exploding Boy has managed to cook a dozen of totally catchy pop tunes able to please any kind of ears nostalgic of the eighties.Tweet