The latest album from Francis and the Lights is a quiet synthpop album that doesn’t offer anything that grabs the attention, nor anything that repels attention. It’s not a bad album, but it’s utterly generic. In fact, it would make a pretty decent 26 minute ambient track if they cut the vocals.
Of the 10 songs on the album, only 3 are over 3 minutes. Which works way better for a punk rock album that a synthpop album. I walk away from tracks thinking that they should have been developed more.
All in all, it makes pretty good background music, but I had a hard time really foregrounding this album in my mind. Still, I’ll keep it in my streaming rotation for something unobtrusive to listen to when I just need something in the background.
Recommendation: Try It
Songs I have a playlist for: None
Songs I would Thumbs down: None