Moth (LP)


Chairlift

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Moth is a fitting title for Chairlift’s third album. The band’s status has measurably risen over the past few years thanks in large part to lead singer Caroline Polachek writing an excellent song on Beyonce’s self-titled album (“No Angel”). And they’ve taken that bump and risen to the occasion but emerged from their chrysalis with strangeness intact. Check out the way lead single “Cha-Ching” zigs when you think it’ll zag, its hip hop-inspired beat allowing Polachek to hopscotch around without regard to expectation. The band themselves seems to address the change on excellent tunes like “Polymorphing,” a slinky, weird bit of bizzaro adult contemporary. Elsewhere, they live up to the high bar set by previous breakthrough single, “I Belong in Your Arms,” with the glowing synthpop of “Romeo,” its muscular pop verses leading into a gorgeous, Berlin-esque chorus. That combination of the production skills to work with one of the top names in the industry, but the smarts to know how to be selective with who they work with, can be heard in a tune like “Moth to the Flame,” which isn’t on its surface that different than the radio pop of an Ellie Goulding or Taylor Swift but is littered with quirks and details. And Moth has some of their best pure songs, in addition to sounds — “Crying in Public” is a sweet electro-ballad that benefits from Polachek’s direct lyrics and unadorned vocals. Moth finds Chairlift grabbing at the pop brass ring but doing so in their own idiosyncratic way.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Look Up
Chairlift 02:14
2.
Polymorphing
Chairlift 04:43
3.
Romeo
Chairlift 03:08
4.
Ch-Ching
Chairlift 03:47
5.
Crying In Public
Chairlift 04:28


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Ottawa To Osaka
Chairlift 04:55
2.
Moth To The Flame
Chairlift 02:57
3.
Show U Off
Chairlift 03:32
4.
Unfinished Business
Chairlift 04:33
5.
No Such Thing As Illusion
Chairlift 06:26

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