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Album Review: Cut Copy - Zonoscope (Modular)

Drowning in the synth soundscape, an underwhelming follow up album

When Cut Copy’s ‘In Ghost Colours’ exploded all over the blogs in a shower of synths and nods to the ’80s, it still sounded fresh because – even three years ago – their fusion of disco, rock and electronica hadn’t been done to death.

After the ubiquitous presence of ’80s-indebted music last year, a follow-up with little stylistic deviation isn’t a thrilling proposition: ‘Take Me Over’ steals a hook from fellow Australians Men At Work, adds “ooh-ooh” backing vocals and just about gets away with it.

‘Where I’m Going’ packs in a Kasabian-aping chorus, while expansive 15-minute closer ‘Sun God’ hints at what might have been – namely an excursion into less familiar territory.

Rob Webb

5/10

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