It is a favorite pastime of more "serious" music critics to turn their noses up in cynical dissatisfaction at "pop" music. If music can be enjoyed by everyone, can it really be worth listening to? Despite what the Pitchforks of the world might want you to believe, the answer to that question is a resounding yes. Think back to the unbridled wonder and joy you got when hearing "God Only Knows" growing up. It's arguably the most beautifully composed love song and pop song of all time, but it's universally known melodies and lyrics belie an inherent complexity to Brian William's songcraft as a true genius at his prime. Australian electronic pop artist Gotye
is more George Michael than Brian Williams, but make no mistake, his newest LP, Making Mirrors
is one of the most fun and intelligent pop records in years.