Think About Life: Family

Think About Life
(Alien8 Recordings)

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Family is the second album from Montreal quartet Think About Life, and this electro-pop, disco-thrash album definitely delivers. At first listen, I didn’t find the band’s sound original…they reminded me of a mix of The Rapture, TV on the Radio (vocals) and Of Montreal. Soon enough, however, my once-morose mood transformed into a completely positive enlightenment. Indeed, Family is part 80s-synth, part 70s groove and part robotic-techno pop. The album is upbeat yet doesn’t become annoying, even after a few listens. It’s the perfect party album, not to mention the perfect cure for any negative neurosis out there. “Havin My Baby” is a club’s best ally, delivering beats that will get everyone in the room dancing, or bobbing their heads at the very least. “Set You on Fire” will “make you shout from the top of your lungs,” while “Young Hearts” belongs in a modern-day Studio 54. I feel the vocals are what save this band from becoming too generic…you simply want more.

Think About Life has toured with bands like Franz Ferdinand, Stars, Ponytail and Ratatat, and surely will be finding their way to your iPod’s very soon. Check out more from the band on their website.

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