Review: Little Boots – Nocturnes

Review: Little Boots – Nocturnes

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Little Boots

Nocturnes

On Repeat Records

Street: 05.03

Little Boots = Lights + Madonna + La Roux

Little Boots deliver an album stocked full of synthpop electronic-style tracks with catchy vocals. I enjoyed the album a lot, but it sounded a bit too similar to a lot of the pop music made in the late ’70s and ’80s (if you’re into that sort of thing, then this album is for you). “Shake,” along with other tracks like “Every Night I Say a Prayer” and “Broken Record,” are faster-paced songs with repetitive lyrics that lean more into the disco genre than they do electropop. However, she comes back into 2013 with the song “Crescendo,” a slower pop song that sounds similar to Ellie Goulding. I enjoyed her use of synthesized vocals in the song “Strangers,” but still have mixed feelings on the album in its entirety. The pacing was relaxing and entertaining, but it didn’t show me anything to make it stand out from things I’ve heard in the past. –Julia Sachs


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