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  • Summary: The second full-length album for the duo of Greg Kurstin and Inara George.

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Love Letter To Japan
From the west to the east I have flown to be near you I have come all this way to be close, to be here with you And now, all my heart I will lay down... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Cheeky modernity hides beneath every glistening throwback.
  2. Mojo
    This sequel ups their ante further; there's inventiveness here that rivals Girls Aloud producers Xenomania. [Apr 2009, p.103]
  3. Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future is a useful title for this record, which can feel like a stroll through Tomorrowland with an archly enthusiastic guide.
  4. Some of the clever songwriting is still intact and that rescues an otherwise middle of the road affair.
  5. While the duo borrows a bit too obviously from its influences at times, the album’s detailed production and stylistic shifts reward multiple listens, resulting in a pop album with surprising depth.
  6. There’s not a lot to get excited about, but it’s a catchy enough confection that should work well in gadget commercials, which was likely the whole point.
  7. Their songs carry bossa nova chord changes, analog keyboard bleeps and icy-cool chanteuserie from singer Inara George. So why is the second album by George and multi-instrumentalist Greg Kurstin so soul-deadening?

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  1. SergeyK
    Mar 10, 2009
    The best indie album with female vocal for last years.