Since the electro(clash) boom, subsequent offerings have often sounded like feeble attempts to jump on an already-sinking ship. This release from British duo Client is electro-and often pop-but damned if it's not honest, heartfelt and really rather good. This is the kind of fun, confident dance music that would fit in equally well before or after the club, preferably with a gin and tonic half-spilling out of your hand. The vocals are beautiful and sensuous, the beats are well-produced and eloquently moody, and the subject matter often intelligent. No surprise, then, that it's a former Depeche Mode member who signed these ladies up.