This is the album I would have expected after Bright Light Neon Love. Stronger songs and better production, but with a breezy feel - not the meloncholy tinge that gave In Ghost Colours a powerful emotional undertow. (In Ghost Colours remains one of my all time favorite recordings)
Still, Zonoscope is an easy to enjoy album. Every tune handles repeated listening and I find no reason to skip songs while I'm listening.
So 4 stars for, maybe unfairly, not living up to the high standard they set with In Ghost Colours, but still a very good recording.
5つ星のうち4.0EXCELLENT ADDITION TO THE INDIE MUSIC SCENE
2011年3月7日 - (Amazon.com)
I have never taken Cut Copy seriously until this album came along. To me they weren't a band worth reckoning with.
So far in this year I have not heard anything as catchy and well tuned as Zonoscope. I have heard this album over 25 times and I am still deciding which tracks I like the most because every week it's a new tune. I am glad this album exists because it is music that deserves to be purchased. The most likable quality of CUT COPY is how the good songs stay contemporary for months.
To summarize the album, "Need you now" and "Take me over" are the most solid songs where as "Hanging on to every beat" and "This is all we've got" keep you interested with sounds not quite different from the band, Phoenix.
If you would like to review the album in a flash just hear the last one minute of CORNER OF THE SKY.
The music on songs like "Alisa" and "Corner of the sky" always gets me because there are so many sounds going around that it ultimately leaves you feeling overwhelmed.
I still don't understand "Sun God" and I seldom manage to sit through it without missing the other tunes.
I wouldn't give this album 5 stars because while this is a progression for me, there still lies scope for a bigger, more ground breaking material for this band. Zonoscope is as good a record as one can expect which will play for many years on my iPod and computer.
5つ星のうち4.0Not their best, but a step in the right direction
2011年2月14日 - (Amazon.com)
I have all of the Cut Copy albums to date, and this one took a few weeks to really catch on for me. After it did though, the choruses and breakdowns on each track have really stayed with me. If you know Cut Copy, they really bring a retro electronic feel to the table. Lot's of catchy hooks and progressive breakdowns. Plus their singer sounds at times like a mix between the Talking Heads or Cure singers.
If you don't like it at first, give it a few more tries. These guys are the real deal, and they can really rock a crowd. See them if you can.
My favorite tracks (and the one's that sound most like the previous albums) are 'Blink and you'll miss a revolution', 'Take me over', and 'Corner of the sky'.
Overall, this probably one of the better albums you'll hear this year...I never write reviews, but thought I had to step up for these guys who have made me, and plenty of my friends, fans of their music.
I remember sitting in a parking lot with my engine idling, absorbing the last bit's of my radiators warmth before mustering up the courage to open my car door and brave mother nature's elements. I had a local college radio station blasting, playing one outlandish and vague indie tune after another when this band pops on.
I was instantly put in another place, one far away from the New England blizzard where my car was idling. "Blink & You'll Miss A Revolution" was familiar in that old time feel though it commanded my attention; a sound which is fresh, unheard of before... Then the song was over....
The station DJ was a novice, he made no attempt to explain the names of any artist he played during his set break. In fact, he did not say much at all. My iphone "Shazam" app didn't want to cooperate either. The radio station had a web page but no listed phone number or e-mail address. Just a contact form, you know the type; the form which you never get a response from.
Through some miracle of fate and fortune, I eventually traced the song back to the artist because a few random lyrics popped into my head day's later. I love Google & I love this album!