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October 15, 2013 | Format: MP3

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The New York Indie Pop duo Cults is comprised of singer Madeline Follin and guitarist Brian Oblivion. I first heard of the band on 2011's tune "Go Outside" from their self titled 1st L.P. I really enjoyed that catchy little ditty and found their 1st release full of similar catchy, dreamy, melodies. I was glad to see that they have released a 2nd L.P., which is also filled with similar sounds. In fact, "Static" could have easily been added to the end of their 1st release and it would have fit perfectly. Clocking in at the rather short duration of 35 minutes, featuring 11 tracks, one might wonder if that was done purposely to capture the magic found in many 60's long players that usually clocked in at about 35 to 40 minutes at the most. The Wall of sound here is filled with shimmering guitars, swooping keyboards, and swirling string orchestration. All of the tunes here are at least good to very good, with a couple of excellent ones. The overall sound is drenched in reverb mixed in with very melodic vocals. My favorite tunes here are "I Can Hardly Make You Mine", "Always Forever", "Were Before", "T.V. Dream", "We've Got It", and "No Hope", which is the finale. An added dimension to the tunes is apparent after repeated listenings when one picks up that the lyrics, themselves, are not always dreamy but somewhat dark at times. For Example, in the tune "So Far", the lush, dreamy wall of sound buries the rather dark lyrics such as "I wonder how you sleep at night, you know that it's not just alright to stand so far from me". Overall, however, the wall of sound washes over the listener to provide a very pleasant listening experience. People who like the sound of the bands Best Coast, Beach House, and Mazzy Star should enjoy the sound and tunes of the Cults. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! SMRZ!!
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I have been waiting for Cults to release their new album and it does not disappoint. If you are not familiar with Cults they have a surreal sound that is so soothing and very easy to listen to their entire album in one sitting. The sound is unique with the frequent harmonizing of the male and female vocals, synthesizer and upbeat percussion. They have a 60s like sound and their music definitely puts me in a happier mood. I would recommend everyone purchase Cults new and older album. They are definitely worth it and they will have you hooked!
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I liked Cults' debut, and initially i thought this was a solid but unspectacular follow up. Then i kept listening to it, and it kept growing on me. Meanwhile, i'm still listening to it a month later. It's complex, varied, original, and catchy as hell--a phenomenal album from top to bottom. The music critics (Pitchfork, I'm looking at you) really missed the boat on this. Highly recommended (especially for $5-thanks Amazon).
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By Javan on December 22, 2013
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I listened to this album blindly off a Amazon recommendation and I have kept it on repeat both in the office and at home. I'm really surprised it hasn't gotten more reviews. Truly an unexpected favorite for me. Catchy songs, solid lyrics and carries a great vibe all the way thru. If you enjoy good music, you won't be disappointed. Its quality stuff.
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Wow. I have been a fan of garage rock's retelling of the doo-wop era's chorale pop since The Ravonettes and The Prissteens began re-computing the old cliches of Frankie Avalon and Fabian. What is especially refreshing with Cults is they are more subtle than The Raveonettes and push the envelope farther as well. Garage rock goes electronic, and the radio is on in the wrong direction.

In other words, Cults crosses through the radio silence. OK. Think Blondie, reconsidered, and the static is like getting beamed-up like Spock to a UFO bearing crowds of beauties in miniskirts and interesting textile texturing.

The underground nature of this is not necessarily all-DYI, but does grant clemency to Broadcast and other smallish beginners who have grown into giant computers. Buy this new; feed Cults; Cults is a pleasure. Better than chasing channels.
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This cd is Cults follow up to their debut self titled cd and for me it's a serious drop off in quality. The main reason I tried Static was because some previous reviews stated it was just as good and similar in style to their first album but have to disagree. In fact, it was almost like listening to a completely different band at times and it lacked any pillar songs found on the first album such as "Go Outside", "You Know What I Mean", and "Oh My God". Some may like this cd and some won't but if you are expecting a strong follow up to their firs cd, take a pass and wait for the next one.
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By Typetalk on September 10, 2014
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I love the Cults and this second album is just as good, if not better, than Go Outside. It's so infectious! It's nothing groundbreaking stylistically--it's got the same musical charm as their previous work--but it really delivers the sugarpop Cults magic that you want. Great lyrics, perfect hooks, dramatic flow, etc. 5 stars all the way!
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I recently saw Cults in concert (more on that later). Cults is an indie-rock band (albeit on a major label) out of New York. The band was started by real life couple Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion. They broke up after the band's first album a few years back. They nevertheless decided to carry on and stay both in the band, and apparently the break-up provided fertile ground for new songs and material. "Static" is the band's second studio album.

"Static" (11 tracks; 35 min.) starts off with a short, angelic-sounding "I Know", only then to crash in with the guitar-heavy "I Know I Can Make You Mine" while Follin's vocals keep swirling in and through the guitars, wow. The biting "Always Forever" follows (with lyrics such as ""You and me/Always forever/We could stay alone together", ouch!). "High Road" spotlights the ban's musical growing chops and sounds fantastic. Later in the album, "Keep Your Head Up" is another highlight, with a dreamy atmosphere which matches Follin's lead vocals perfectly. The album closes with the self-explanatory "No Hope", wow. It's hard to imagine to carry on with an ex in the band, and even harder to see a whole album written about it. Doesn't make the album any less appealing, though, perhaps on the contrary. At just over half an hour of running time, this album flies by in no time.

I recently saw Cults in concert at the Bunbury Music Festival here in Cincinnati. They played a late afternoon/early evening set on the Main Stage, and while I was absolutely mesmerized, the huge crowd got a bit restless as they didn't get the dance songs they were hoping/expecting to hear. I say, go see these guys live if you get the chance, you won't be disappointed (and check out the interaction on stage between Follin and Oblivion!). Meanwhile, "Static" is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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