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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 2, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: FADER Label
  • ASIN: B008U6Q9AG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,880 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2012 release, the fourth album from the New-York based indie duo. Features the single 'Let's Go'.

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From the first listen to its alright I fell in love with it.
New Yorker 94
Even if you don't like buying music, you should still listen because this album is a must hear to anyone who loves really upbeat music.
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Not much to say here other than if you're a fan and you liked their last two albums, then this one is just as good.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By areaman on October 2, 2012
Format: Audio CD
There is a good mix of tracks that sound like they could belong on Sidewalks and Grand. Let's Go and Tonight are couple of tracks that sound like Matt and Kim are expanding their horizons on what their sound is.

The whole CD/album (except for the last track) sounds like music I want for a house party if some of the people want to dance and some people want to chill.

I can't wait to see them later this month.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By T. A. Daniel TOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 2, 2012
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No one sounds more excited to be making music together than Matt and Kim. LIGHTNING feels a bit more scaled back than its predecessor SIDEWALKS - their previous album (released in 2010) was glossy and slickly produced, and their turn here feels a bit more lived-in. I don't want to call LIGHTNING a return-to-form, but it feels like the band is writing music for themselves here instead of trying to reach mass appeal.

The album begins with its best foot forward: "Let's Go" (the album's lead single) feels like it would have been the perfect party anthem (thought a few months too late I suppose). It's upbeat, catchy, and energetic. Unfortunately, the album goes a bit downhill from there: it's not that the rest of LIGHTNING is bad, but it never quite reaches the heights of its opening track. The pulsating bass and whispy synth of "Tonight" make it an enjoyable track that you won't help but nod your head/tap your foot to. The duo slow things down considerably for the closing track, "10 Dollars I Found." It's a nice change of pace for the album, but it falls short of being as compelling or moving as anything else represented here.

I don't think LIGHTNING reaches the same creative heights of GRAND or SIDEWALKS, but it should please fans who have been hungry for more Matt and Kim. If you're looking for a good autumn album to unwind with this season, LIGHTNING won't be what you're looking for. However, if you're looking for an album that is fun, energetic, and bouncy, give Matt and Kim a try. Similar artists/bands: Passion Pit, Two-Door Cinema Club, and MGMT. Essential tracks to sample/download: "Let's Go," "Now," and "Tonight."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LL COOL J on December 19, 2012
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The pop punk duo have changed a lot since their first self-titled LP. What first began as a pop-punk aimed LP soon evolved into different feels throughout the different albums they created. I appreciate that Matt and Kim were daring enough to try something new, Lightning is basically 100% pop and has no hint of a punk feel. My main complaint with this album is just how underwhelming it can be with tracks such as "Now" and "Overexposed" where Matt and Kim try to probe you with endless dubstep-like loud beam sounds, it doesn't hit as hard as they probably intended. I get it, yeah, this song is loud... So what? I miss feeling powerful like Grand made me feel. With all that being said, this band is very easy to listen to and incredibly fun. I don't mean to say that I didn't enjoy Lightning, it's just not very emotionally powerful like their self-titled LP or Grand.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By az_spunky on October 4, 2012
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Matt and Kim have returned to the do-it-yourself sound they captured on Grand. Lightning is full of energy, raw, fun, and even raucous (I'm thinking of "Much Too Late"). The album makes me want to see them live, which fortunately is going to happen soon cuz they're on tour! All three singles released (so far) - "Let's Go" , "Now" and "Much Too Late" - are irresistably catchy, most so "Let's Go."

I was concerned after Sidewalks that Matt and Kim might have been running out of steam, but with Lightning we see that that's clearly not the case.
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By New Yorker 94 on September 23, 2014
Format: Audio CD
Just an amazing album. I have never heard of them before, until I saw this album on Amazon prime music. From the first listen to its alright I fell in love with it. The only song I don't like is ten dollars i found, but besides that the rest are just great.
My favorites in order, it's alright, let's go, not that bad, i said, tonight, I wonder, over exposed, now, much to late.
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I recently saw Matt and Kim live again (more on that later). I've been a casual fan of theirs from their early days (I first saw them in concert in 2007 when they were touring is support of their debut album). This is the duo's fourth studio album.

"Lightning" (10 tracks; 31 min.) starts off with a relatively mild/restrained "Let's Go". But after that, the energy level is turned up to 11, with "Now" zipping by as it builds towards a monster sing-along chorus. "It's Alright" is a festive tune, with great drum work from Kim. The first half of the album concludes with an infectious "Overexposed". The second half kicks off with the 4+ min. "I Said", by far the longest song on here, with again heavy drums carrying the tune. "Tonight" is another song that shines in its simpler sound (as compared to the band's previous "Grand" album). The album concludes with a flurry of very short songs, the best one of which is "Much Too Late". In all, this is a FUN album, a bit short at only half an hour, but very enjoyable. (Please note that just last month, a remix album called "Lightning Remixes" was released.)

I saw Matt and Kim last weekend at the Corona Capital music festival in Mexico City (the Mexican equivalent of Coachella), where the duo brought an outstanding 40 min. set that dripped (literally) with energy. Matt and Kim played a number of songs from this album (including Overexposed, Let's Go, It's Alright, and Now), and live it sounded even more fun and inviting. If you have a chance to see Matt and Kim live, do not miss them, you will not be disappointed!
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