Devotees of melancholic pop/shoegaze and bands such as Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, Joy Division were all delighted with "Lesser Matters", and even the (Swedish) critics were united and praised Radio Dept to the skies unanimously. The sequel is most likely to be as appreciated; the sound is slightly different (above all more polished) but yet still the same. The guitars are playful, the synths are sweeping and Johan Duncanson's vocals are ever so dreamy. This time one can also trace more obvious influences, except for the ones mentioned above, as for instance Cure (around the "Disintegration" era in particular) and Electronic (in their early days). Everything's framed with quite nifty lyrics and (not to forget) front cover.
Radio Dept's music (and perhaps especially that on "Pet Grief") suits a lazy summer evening, daydreaming on a train as well as soundtrack when talking to someone dear, that you haven't heard from for ages. Actually, it could accompany most heartfelt moments in life. I like it. And you might too.
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