Saturday, January 2, 2010


(Lex/Astralwerks, 2008)

I find it quite tragic that ExitingARM seemed to be glazed over by so many, including Subtle fans. For me, the album represents the group’s smartest and best work; however, unfortunately, that also means that initial listens can be slightly difficult to penetrate. ExitingARM’s cluster pop explosions can be a bit much for the uninitiated, but for those who give the songs time and attention, ExitingARM’s spoils are virtually limitless. Experimental pop has never been so sprawling and chameleon, so multi-coloured and energetic, perfect hooks and all. If you shrugged off this record when you first heard it, this is a call to return and relisten – you’ll be glad you did.


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