Album Review: Silversun Pickups - "Better Nature" (7/10)

silversun-pickups-better-natureSilversun Pickups’ first release in three 
years finds them mining an approach that’s 
a little more electronic sounding than some 
of their past releases. Lots of sequenc
ing patterns and a fairly less human drum
 sound gives them more of a New Wave feel
 than before. They definitely know how to put together a winning formula for their style: your fave androgynous vocals, and a pulsating beat combining guitar and keys in a melodic wall of sound. Any one of these songs deserves to be a hit, although after a while the same approach to 10 different songs dilutes the initial impact. – David Arnson