Cate Le Bon: “Cyrk”

Fantastic sophomore album from this Welsh sweetheart.

I have a sweet spot for Cate Le Bon. Her debut album was the first album I ever played as a DJ here at KJ. This album has some subtle growth compared to her first album, Me Oh My. But it is definitely better and showcases her mellow synth-driven rock sound. The synths are a lot less prevalent in this album than the latter but they are still what propels the album forward. Her Welsh accent is darling and adds a great element of differentiation to the album. I was so sad when I missed her in Lawrence last semester but if this album is any indication, she will be a headliner next time through.

Reviewed by: Zachary Graham on January 22nd, 2012

RIYL: St. Vincent, the country of Wales,

Recommended Tracks: 1, 3, 6 and 8

Label: Control Group

FCC Warning: None

Release Date: January 17th, 2012

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