Felix da Housecat He Was King

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felix-9-24-09

Electroclash godfather Felix da Housecat supposedly wanted this album to be more pop than his past albums. He succeeded—kind of. Sure, the tracks are accessible, but they're also undemanding; the music is fun, but a little disposable. The bouncy beat and breathy vocals on “Plastik Fantastik,” for example, get boring fast. Contrast that with the outstanding “Kickdrum,” which is thick, textured, and flat-out gorgeous. “Do We Move Your World” is a light-hearted, shimmery synth-pop confection and while the buzzy, beat-driven “LA Ravers” will never make it onto Ryan Seacrest's Top 40, plenty of pop goodness lies within.