The Radio Dept. – Memory Loss
Miike Snow – Devil’s Work
It’s difficult listening to Miike Snow’s Devil’s Work without being slightly disappointed by the bands “new” direction. After their enormous eponymous album exploded onto the music scene and transcended musical barriers by appearing in TV ads, major films and popular television shows, it’s a bit of a shock that their follow up lead single is so absurdly boring. Devil’s Work finds that band continuing where Miike Snow left off and delving deeper into a much darker territory. Andrew Wyatt’s vocals sound amazing as ever but the track ultimately falls flat and feels uninspired due to their lack of creativity. I hate to sound so harsh but Devil’s Work could have easily been a b-side to Sylvia and even sounds eerily similar. I’m a huge fan of any band that evolves and experiments with their sound but unfortunately Miike Snow seem to have played it safe and decided to recycle old material into new material which is a total bummer. Let’s hope the rest of their untitled new album is as brilliant as their older material.