Every decade in music has its own unique qualities. Some we love and consider ‘classic’. Others, we make fun of, and even our kids will make fun of.
The 70’s were easy.. Just about everything from the 70’s is and was considered cool (musically-speaking). The 90’s were safe.. Nothing groundbreaking in my opinion, overall, but there was a lot of good music being made. The 80’s, on the other hand, are, more-often-than-not, the victim of our jokes.
So, if I were to tell you about a band that has ‘brought back the sounds of the 80’s’, you would quickly stop listening to me. Reason one being that there are 460,000 bands that have tried and are trying to bring back those sounds. Reason two being much more important than the first…..most of the sounds weren’t that good…..
Why, then, can I, nor anyone else I’ve shared this record with, stop listening??? Maybe because this record is all of the GOOD parts of the 80’s, and they’re doing it in a way that NO ONE ELSE has. In fact, it’s so genuine, I don’t even know if they meant to…
Australia’s newest band that matters, Polaroid Fame, has just released their debut album ‘We Live Your Life’. And if you’re a music-lovin-kinda-guy-or-girl you would swear that a world-famous indie rock producer was sitting in the studio with these fellas (and lady) throughout the recording process. The only thing separating them from The Strokes or (fellow-Australians) Jet, or any other throwback band that’s alive and well today is, perhaps….some time!
You’ll like this…no, you’ll love this!
LoveSound Rating – 8/10
Favorite Tracks – ‘We Live Your Life’ & ‘Wanna Know’
Polaroid Fame – http://www.myspace.com/polaroidfame