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14 June 2012 @ 12:16 pm
gotye - making mirrors  
I'll admit that I only jumped on the Gotye bandwagon after I heard Somebody That I Used to Know and the multiple Youtube covers that surfaced soon afterwards. And if the worry that Gotye can be written off as a one-hit wonder ever crossed your mind, rest assured; the rest of his album is just as awesome as that beloved single.

I think the thing that really surprised me about his album is how different and unique each and every song is, which I personally think is its strongest point; I mean, I adore Somebody That I Used to Know, but I certainly don't want to listen to an album's worth of songs that sound exactly like it. I Feel Better's got that old feel-good classic sound to it, soulful and funky with triumphant horn blares, In Your Light is super upbeat and cheery and lively, and the Beck/Muse-reminiscent (at least in my opinion) Easy Way Out. He's exploring and experimenting with his sound to create songs representative of different facets of his personality, and despite being so diverse in sound, they all still somehow blend beautifully into this amalgamation of an album.

Making Mirrors (2011)

01. Making Mirrors
02. Easy Way Out
03. Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)
04. Eyes Wide Open
05. Smoke and Mirrors
06. I Feel Better
07. In Your Light
08. State of the Art
09. Don't Worry, We'll Be Watching You
10. Giving Me a Chance
11. Save Me
12. Bronte

Download the zip file.
Current Mood: mellowmellow
scars like train tracks on his arms: Erik/Charles_love in the airna_shao on June 17th, 2012 10:05 am (UTC)
I absolute love this album and Gotye's voice; there are so many different sounds and type of songs in Making Mirrors, as you put it, and it's incredible how each song goes.
I'm really fond of Eyes wide open and Bronte which I find haunting and extremely soothing.
apianogirlapianogirl on June 18th, 2012 11:22 am (UTC)
I want to see him live so badly! he seems like such a character