Monday, January 19, 2015

Making Mirrors by Gotye

Making Mirrors
by Gotye [Compact Disc 781.66 Got]

For anyone who enjoys pop/rock/synth/euro music, this is a good offering from the Grammy-winning Belgian-Australian musician Gotye (real name "Wally" De Backer). Including the evocative, retro-flavored smash hit from a couple of years ago, "Someone that I Used to Know", the album is a mix of upbeat tunes and darker, quirkier songs. In a few instances I found it reminiscent of Lincoln's own Matthew Sweet. Gotye employs a variety of styles (R&B, techno, ballad) in his offerings and even if you don't like all of them equally, they all have something intriguing or a little different to the sound and/or lyrics. -- recommended by Becky W.C. - Walt Branch Library [ see Becky's Reviewer Profile and more of her reviews ]

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Time capsule: the best of Matthew Sweet, 1990-2000; Pure 80's hits; New wave hits, Vol. 1; Suddenly 70s; Guardians of the galaxy: Awesome mix, Vol. 1; Pop music: the golden era, 1951-1975; The roots of rock: 80's new wave.]

[ Wikipedia page for Gotye ] | [ official Gotye web site ]

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