Gotye – Smoke and Mirrors
I’m digging the new Gotye album, Making Mirrors, which sounds like the follow-up to Beck’s Guero minus a pinch of whimsy. “Smoke and Mirrors” is hands-down the chicest track, with its impossibly catchy retro leanings. “Save Me” runs a tight runner-up, even though it borders on Adult Contemporary, a la Sting.
During the quiet moments, singer-songwriter-studio guru, Wally De Backer, sounds like The Notwist; but during the whiny moments like a post-grunge poser. And I’ll overlook that lifted Elliott Smith song title. R.I.P. E.S.
Does it sound like I don’t like the album? No, I do.