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Taste by Islands

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Taste

Islands

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Taste

Islands

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Label: Manque Music
Of Islands' two simultaneously released 2016 albums, this is the one with the synths and the romance. Not that it doesn't have guitar too -- nimble riffs shape the choruses of "It's Heaven" and "Snowflake" -- but its swollen heart is in the bubbling electronics of "Pumpkin" and "The Joke." Frontman Nick Diamonds forgoes the tense yowl that energizes companion album Should I Remain Here At Sea? in favor of a whispery croon that better suits Taste's sparkling heartache. Leaving hooks and choruses to the machines, he concentrates on delivering verses like a junior Pet Shop Boy.

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