Light Asylum

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  • Artist(s): Shannon F., Bruno Coviello
  • Summary: This is the debut full-length electronic-based album for the Brooklyn duo of Shannon Funchess and producer Bruno Coviello.

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  • Record Label: Mexican Summer
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Synth Pop
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
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  1. May 15, 2012
    90
    Almost overwhelming in places, and certainly distinct, Light Asylum is, quite simply, a brilliant album from musicians who deserve immense respect.
  2. Jun 8, 2012
    80
    With frantic whip-crack beats, chirruping synths and a booming 'no messing' baritone, the NYC duo's anti-authority anthems rage against the hypocrisy.
  3. 80
    This is a thrilling joy ride of an album.
  4. Jun 11, 2012
    60
    There is a willful lack of originality on the album in so much as at times it has such a faithful synth-pop sound that you'd be forgiven for thinking it's a 1980s reissue.
  5. Aug 3, 2012
    60
    Despite its imperfections, Light Asylum is a must-listen for those interested in synth-pop or the Brooklyn scene in general, and Light Asylum are a band worth keeping on the radar.
  6. Jul 11, 2012
    60
    Funchess' extraordinary voice will get much attention, but this is the full package.
  7. Q Magazine
    Oct 12, 2012
    40
    An experiment in performance art that'll put you in touch with your inner Brian Sewell. [Jul 2012, p.105]

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