8/10 Li'l Biz Staff review, 26 November 2010
Quite like what I've heard from Tanlines so this 'everything they've released so far on one CD' jobby is just the ticket. I guess they're gearing up for a full length some time in the near future but for now you'll have to settle for this two CD of EP's and remixes. Tanline's stand out tune so far for me is 'Real Life', it's included here and sounds as good as remember first time around. Electro pop with a real light touch and a tasteful pop vocal is how I'd describe it. These guys have a lot in common with Hot Chip in many ways without being bogged down by that pseudo McCartney songwriting style they seem so fond of. At times they can be ridiculously cute with their choice of instrumentation as on 'Three Trees' and opener 'Reinfo' which come off sounding like imagined tropical kids TV shows... and I mean good TV shows like Fun House: Jamaica Edition (if such a show existed). So,from what I've said so far it's probably obvious to you that these are some fun loving types with a preference for party beats and bold pop statements. Perfect summer pop music in many ways. CD2 includes a selection of remixes but I've not got the time to check that out...soz. x
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