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Gotye - 'Making Mirrors'

This album seems unfocused

  • Release Date 13 Feb, 2012
  • Producer Gotye
  • Record Label Universal
  • Fact His real name is Wouter "Wally" De Backer
5 / 10
Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ sat at Number One for eight weeks in his native Australia and scraped the UK Top 20, but if you’re expecting an album of heartfelt songs of lost love, think again. On ‘Making Mirrors’, experimentalism is king, as Gotye further explores the sampling present on his previous two albums, reaching a head in ‘State Of The Art’– a vocoder-led reflection on the progress of technology. Elsewhere, ‘Bronte’ sees Gotye in Sufjan territory and ‘I Feel Better’ takes a nudge from Motown. The LP toes a line between eclecticism and kitchen sink, but the one thing he hasn’t chucked in here is a little focus.

Ailbhe Malone
Gotye - 'Somebody That I Used To Know'
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