by Twin Shadow
Released: Jul 2012
Dramatic, sexy and as sleek as a red Corvette, Twin Shadow's sophomore album is so unabashedly '80s you half-expect Molly Ringwald to crash the party. Glossed layers of synths crunch, drone, blip and bleep as George Lewis Jr.'s deep foghorn creeps in with the ominous intensity of a black cat crossing your path. He sings a lot about his heart -- chasing it, getting to it, not knowing it -- and his struggles with love feel even heavier and harder on highlights "Golden Light" and "Five Seconds," and when he evokes Don Henley on "Run My Heart," Morrissey on "The One" and Prince on "Patient."