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Cults - Cults,
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Fun, noisy, raucous. Cults are in your face, but they do it politely because they want to be loved. Sounding like a noise pop take on the Jackson 5, they mine the emotional space of classic Phil Spector, right down to the `girl group' ooh's and aah's. Front woman Madeline Follin's vocals are mixed aggressively, sounding as if they're ready to break apart at a moment's notice, but never quite finishing the push, which gives the songs an urgent, immediate presence. Standout gems such as "Go Outside" and "Oh My God" demonstrate serious songwriting prowess, but the record is a bit of a mixed bag, and there are certainly some more forgettable tracks here and there. Instrumentally, the album lives within the conventional indie pop sound, built with guitars, synths, bass, and drums. While not the most original set of sounds you can get, the band use them well to create songs that are catchy, fun, and ultimately, unassuming. The perfect album for a pool party, Cults will be getting a lot of love this summer.