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Telefon Tel Aviv My Day Beats Your Week

  • Words: Tomas
  • Label: Hefty

Writing a song based around a pap clich» expression is a dangerously Alanis Morrissette-ish move. But with their Prince-goes-IDM backdrop and acerbic lyrics, TTA pulls it off, creating caustic dance to play right after LCD Soundsystem. Flip for one of the most mournfully honest glitch-pop tracks of recent, "I Lied," on which Nick Drake folk simplicity meets a grandiose, Bjàrk-style string arrangement. And all at once, great songwriting has finally returned to electronic music.

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