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Not Prince Hamlet

"Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse."

Album of the Year Nominee: Wild Light, "Adult Nights"

Monday, August 10, 2009

The title is terrible, but the record, released much earlier this year, is terrific. It's indie-pop at its most buoyant. Track after track float atop catchy melodies and downright earnest vocals.

I discovered "Adult Nights" through a PopMatters review that hailed it as the absolute pinnacle of "indie pop." I knew after one listen that it would be there at the end of the year, and I've given it several months to disappoint me; it hasn't.

Warning: track one is a crazy obscene rant against the state in which I currently live.

Try "Heart Attack" on for size:


posted by Not Prince Hamlet, 12:18 PM


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