Night Shades (Explicit)
Released: Aug 2011
Label: Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen
Lacking the emo elements Cobra Starship first emerged with, the band's fourth album is a pure pop record, with mid-tempo dancefloor jams, makeout-inducing hip-hop ballads and modern takes on the dance rock of The Fixx. Single "You Make Me Feel" is like Lady Gaga going even more new wave, while other tracks like "Fool Like Me" work at tilling the ground Cee-Lo's "Forget You" sprang from, specifically Speakerboxxx-era Outkast, with perfectly '80s synths underneath.