Neon Neon, for instance, utilized many instruments manufactured in the eighties to create the sound on their Neon Electronics - Nice And Sexy (CD) effort "Stainless Style". The record is a unique concept album conceived around the high-profile playboy lifestyle of John DeLorean. These tracks constantly pop up on my playlists over a year after discovering this album!
Unfortunately, the other half of the record is constructed with more pedestrian fare. Still, this is a grand record well worth the purchase If music could sound "neon", this would be it.
This album pretty much sums up the glow-in-the-dark, spaced-out-synth, clubland of the late s youth culture scene, which is a bit surprising considering it's partially the product of the frontman of an iconic 90s brit-pop band Super Furry Animals. You won't think for a second that you're listening to a SFA album, however; this is a decidedly distinct project. The tracks range from cars-esque synth pop to nasty club hip hop with guest spots from the likes Spank Rock, Har Mar Superstar and Yo Majesty, to give you an ideayet magically make perfect sense together.
Don't know how or why they did it, but it's a great listen. When I heard about this LP, however, I thought it was brilliant. I cannot think of a more ridiculously awesome thing to make a concept album about, especially for dudes like me who: 1.
I will agree with the other reviewers who say that the 3 hip-hop style tracks are totally out of place. Then again, I am not really a big fan of hip-hop. Regardless of that, the other tracks definitely garner this album five stars. The "Alderaan" song is possibly the most authenticly 80s-sounding nons song ever written - even more so than that M83 record that came out this year. This album was a bit of a surprise. I had no expectations at all about it. I'm familiar with Boom Bip but wouldn't necessarily call myself a fan.
I haven't really payed attention to his career besides what little he did with Doseone back in the days. What really inspired me to check this band out was Gruff Rhys. For those not familiar with Gruff by name, he is the lead singer of Super Furry Animals.
I'll tell you what, this band is pretty great It's an electronic 80s throwback album and the production is stellar. Gruff's voice works really nice with the production too, Neon Electronics - Nice And Sexy (CD). This album is a true gem. From the moment it begins, the 80s electronic melodies sound so pure it's hard to believe in came out in and not It's got a great dance beat and is just completely hypnotic.
It's pretty good I am just a big fan of this album. All of those songs are stellar. There is something I don't like about this album, however. There are 3 songs on here that feature rapping. They just don't fit with the rest of this album and doesn't make much sense being here. I'll tell you what though, out of these songs, "Luxury Pool" isn't half bad. These guys do an excellent job creating a homage to electronic and rock bands of the 80s who obviously influenced their direction such as The Cars, Depeche Mode, The Fixx and so on.
This album is awesome. It's as simple as that. I am completely blown away by it and am a giant fan of this act. I sincerely hope this is not the only album these guys will collaborate on because I just want more more more right now! Don't stop, please, give us more! See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. I bought this on a recommendation from a mate. What a top record. Hey, if you are going to write a concept album about John DeLorean you had better make sure your ideas and songs are sound.
This is just spot on! I know it's all done with tongue firmly in cheek but if you are going to release electro-pop of this standard, even as a laugh, please can we have some more of the joke!! Truly excellent. Report abuse. In a time when a lot of new music seems to be completely devoid of soul, melodies or meaning this album comes along, kicks you in the head and makes you remember just how beautiful and life-affirming music can be.
It's a concept album about the life of the carmaker John DeLorean he of the famous Back to the Future carbut quite frankly the subject doesn't matter at all when the music is this good, and I triple-guarantee this album will put a smile on your face and add an extra step to your walk. The opening track reminds me of early 80s bombast so much and if I could fill my living room with dry ice and lasers to accompany it I would at the drop of a hat. There's also a slight Deus Ex theme feel to it too which appeals greatly.
Boxers should enter their chosen arena to this song! Extreme coolness awaits, surely. And then you get slapped around the head with the staccato rhythm and a melody surely penned by angels: Dream Cars. You wouldn't think this next song was about a mere hunk of metal and plastic but something more elevated and important.
I can't help but smile like a loon and dance in my chair upon hearing this song and for God's sake, it's only track two! This makes you realise that a lot of songs coming out now forget the essentials such as pacing and melody. This has it in spades and is such an uplifting song which leads me on to track three Oh God I want to leap out of my chair now and punch the sky, never mind kiss it!
Such a simple beat, a nice guitar sound and subtle keyboards backtracking Gruff's singing and then we get the chorus and you can't help but be moved. It's a classic pop song in every regard and beautifully constructed.
I almost expected it to finish with an explosion instead of fading out, but maybe that's just me. Raquel starts with a crazy Vince-Clarke-esque 80s beat and builds just as you'd expect a song before to build before Gruff's super melodic vocals kick in.
Such a great mix here and I can't imagine a better ode to Raquel Welch. Trick For Treat, track 5 has the capacity to knock you off your feet. It starts with a plaintive lyric and then after the pause, whoa, what the heck is this? Falsetto rapping? Sounds odd but intriguing, then a more traditional sound.
This is one of the most progressive and impressive tracks on the album with an infectious chorus that you can't help but join in with.
It's channelling a bit of Missy Elliott in its mix but you have to love that line - 'She got me dreaming like a Michigan boy, in Hollywood'. OK, five tracks in, this is pretty good. What next? Oh dear God, Steel Your Girl? This is a cross between The Smiths that guitar is so Johnny Marr, surely and Gruff could be Morrissey here and an explosion in a pop factory. There's such a feeling of loss and hope, helped along with soaring keyboards and backing vocals that you can't help but be moved by.
This is a wonderful song that I could play every day until I die without becoming bored of it. Boom Bip's, er, bipping how else do you describe that noise? It's short, to the point, superb. Track 8, Sweat Shop is such an interesting song and a change in style from what you've heard previously, Neon Electronics - Nice And Sexy (CD) it fits in quite well with the theme of the album.
I don't even know how to begin to describe this song. It's sexy, lively and all about the rhythm with a consistent, heavy bass to boot. Belfast is track 9 and is such a powerful statement of a song. After the slow end of the previous song this comes out and kicks you square in the jaw with its wonderful synth lead and reminds you what wonderful sounds the 80s could produce. Slightly OTT, but the singing is slightly subdued compared to the synth and works so well and leads brilliantly in to the next one I doubt I'll ever get tired of track 10, Michael Douglas.
It's such a brilliant, dynamic, superbly-crafted track that has it all with an insanely catchy chorus that you can't help singing along to. Track 11, Luxury Pool is a rap track which is quite possibly the best thing I've heard this year. The backing track to the vocal is so unique and fits incredibly well with it - maybe it will get you famous. There's a bit of a traditional Egyptian synth sound until the break and then it reminds me so much of 8-bit computer sounds before refreshing to the main theme for the last 50 seconds or so.
Truly wonderful and really very unique. I mean, come on, who else is doing anything at all like this nowadays? And then the final track, an inspiring sing-along that closes out the album on an uplifting, though sad, sparkly note. The thing is, though, that I'm left wanting so much more.
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