First thing that popped into my mind after running through Superorganism’s self-titled debut was, ‘yup, that’s about right.’ If you ever saw a picture of the group then gave their album a listen, you’d know what I mean. Their music is about as youthful, happy, and oddball as I’d expect from a group clearly born of the internet age and with a name like Superorganism. It all sounds ready made for the latest wave of indie, coming of age summer films with their exuberant use of happy synths, random nature sounds and asides, and just overall cheery demeanor. All of that might sound like a negative swipe at their music, but in fact it’s quite the opposite. Their music has an almost infectious quality to it that you can’t help but vibe to. It’s definitely one of the most inventive albums I’ve heard in a while and they clearly speak directly to this generation of teens.
Little Dark Age is full of MGMT's clear reverence for '80s pop and rock - with all of the vintage synths, dub effects, and just overall aesthetic feel, but with their own decidedly psychedelic twists thrown in for good measure. They create an interesting dichotomy of warm, buzzing production and darker, more cynical lyrics and the result is a largely pleasing listen from start to finish that contains some of their most infectious work in years.
I'm not sure if WhoMadeWho was aided by any psychedelics in the creation of Through The Walls but he managed to craft one atmospheric, contemplative, trippy musical journey, and I can dig it.
Fever Ray's sound is not easily quantifiable nor is it's intent, it's quintessential mood music and just one of those things where you just know it when you hear it. I'm not sure that I enjoyed Plunge as much as her first album, at least not immediately, but there's no denying the sheer creativity and boundary pushing present that succeeds at evoking emotional response better than almost anything else that comes to mind.
“Feeling like a boss, and
Staring at the stars, it
Doesn’t matter the cost, cause
Everybody wants to be famous”
Have you heard Superorganism? What’d you think about it? Do you think it’s a good representation of this generation of kids? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to leave your own ratings and reactions for the album.
Superorganism – Superorganism Reaction
Superorganism's music is about as youthful, happy, and oddball as I'd expect from a group clearly born of the internet age and has an almost infectious quality to it that you can't help but vibe to. It's definitely one of the most inventive albums I've heard in a while and they clearly speak directly to this generation of teens.
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