State Of The Art
Label: Samples & Seconds / Gotye
This Belgian-Australian indie-pop sensation's third solo album went supernova thanks to the YouTube smash "Somebody That I Used to Know," a lithe, catchy, xylophone-driven post-breakup duet with an infectious air of Tropicália-infused melancholy. Transporting Beck's junkyard-pop cheeriness both forward into the 21st century and backward several decades, the rest of Making Mirrors explores Motown euphoria ("I Feel Better"), walking-on-sunshine '80s pop ("In Your Light") and more current, vaguely chillwave-ian reverie (the lovely "Giving Me a Chance"). Time to get acquainted.