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Sunday, 30 November 2008

Musick's Top 20 Albums: 08

08. Cut Copy
In Ghost Colours

Cut Copy could easily have been dismissed as too cool for school; signed to Modular records, produced by one half of DFA Records, loved by Pitchfork. Luckily, in the shape of In Ghost Colours, they’ve made one of the best dance records in recent years. Despite being Australian, their sound has a certain je ne c’est pas, reminiscent of the French electro sound loved by the likes of Daft Punk and Justice, but unlike their gallic counterparts there’s no hint of irony, everything is played with a straight face and with a relaxed mood. Songs unfurl slowly but purposefully, opener ‘Feel The Love’ morphing from acoustic strum to trippin’ off your tits ending complete with a gorgeous electronic coda. Elsewhere, ‘Hearts On Fire’ and ‘Far Away’ are two of the best singles never to chart. The album closes with the gorgeous ‘Eternity One Night Only’, a loping, repetitive mantra that sends the listener to sleep…in a good way.

Key track: 'Far Away'

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