The Whitest Boy Alive: Dreams (Bubbles/Border)

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The Whitest Boy Alive: Dreams (Bubbles/Border)

This German quartet started out as a dance outfit three years ago but have slowly adopted instruments and now there is no programming at all. In places here they sound like a more rounded version of early Wire (that intense minimalism) or Talking Heads with more heart than head.

They aren't afraid of a memorable chorus, and there is a gentleness at work which is very appealing. This one creeps up on you, and you find yourself tuning in and out while your foot taps away easily.

I'm lovin' it.

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