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Penguin Prison is the album you get if you have lived your life believing that the Holy Grail in terms of pop songs is one or all of the following: Billie Jean, Don't Stop Till You Get Enough, When Doves Cry and Fast Love. It posits Penguin Prison as an American cousin to Hot Chip. It is an album about relationships, love and loathing that you can dance to. Its hi-tech rhythms and lyrics definitely place it as a pop album but the heartache might conceivably be found on a country record.
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"Penguin Prison" (11 tracks; 46 min.) starts off with the latest single, an infectuous but ridiculously titled "Don't F**k With My Money". That song set the tome for pretty much the entire album, as it is an outright dance party from start to almost-finish. "A Funny Thing" is the b-side of the first single "Animal Animal", and quite good too. "Multi-Millionaire" is drenched in a late 70s atmosphere. "Something I'm Not" (also on that 1010 "The Worse Gets Gets" single) eerily reminds me of Justin Timberlake, including the use of the falsetto voice. It's my favorite track on this album. "The Worse Its Gets" has a nice stomping beat to it. "Desert Gold" sounds like it escaped from the early 1980s (think Pet Shop Boys). And on and on... The closer "Someone Got Everything" is completely different from the previous 10 tracks: an acoustic driven, slower song.
In all, what an album! Enjoyable from start to finish. I had the good fortune of catching Penguin Prison in concert this past weekend at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, DC. In a live setting this is now a trio, and they played most of the songs from this album, and live the songs sounded even louder, harder and simply better than on the album. Can't wait to see these guys again! Meanwhile "Penguin Prison" is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!