Album review: Mirrors - Lights and Offerings (Skint)

Synth-Pop politeness sprinkled with optimism and an undercurrent of watery content.

Album review: Mirrors - Lights and Offerings (Skint)

5 / 10 In theory, there’s little quibbling to be had with Mirrors’ manifesto of dunking some choice electro-pop influences in a giant bath of glitter-glue so they come up more sparkly than Cheryl Cole’s porcelain veneers.

But while ‘Into The Heart’ and ‘Something On Your Mind’ are satisfyingly glossy, forebears like New Order and Depeche Mode really struck gold by gilding their synth-pop with a sense of dread and desolation; in contrast, Mirrors’ complaints of “The rain’s falling in/And greasing your skin” on ‘Fear Of Drowning’ sound like nothing that a bit of Clearasil wouldn’t sort out.

Undeniably, they’re shiny and distracting, but peer a little closer and the polish starts to dull rather quickly.

Ben Hewitt


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