Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Best of 2013 - Ice on the Dune

Best of 2013

Song: Concert Pitch
Artist: Empire of the Sun
Album: Ice on the Dune

Sophomore follow up for Australian duo Empire of the Sun, coming five years after their 2008 debut Walking on a Dream.  Ice on the Dune covers familiar territory, but is ultimately more enjoyable than their debut due simply to consistency.  Initial single "Alive" felt a little limp in comparison to "Walking on a Dream" and "We Are the People," but time and spins have really endeared me to it, as well as the full record.  This is solid electropop.

The album has both a Summer and Winter feel.  It's lush regardless of season.  Favorites include the title track, "Alive," "DNA," and "Concert Pitch."

I saw a British-based music blog call it "three times better than the Daft Punk record."  You decide.


Concert Pitch
Ice on the Dune

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