Album Review: Cults
    • FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011

    • Posted by: Matt Howard

    I remember hearing Cults for the first time, like it was just yesterday. Well, I don't have to reach back too far, considering it was only a few months ago that their five-track Bandcamp stream was spread through our office like a enchanting case of the chicken pox. After the darling duo, of two former NYU students, Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion, were signed to Lily Allen's Columbia imprint, In the Name Of, our anticipating itch for their self-titled, debut LP inflamed exponentially. It's always pleasing to witness any of our NYU neighbors succeed, especially when our interns proclaim that theyve shared classrooms with band members. And when the sonic output is as captivating and innovative as Cults' Motown-synth tunes, we can't abstain from becoming maniacal addicts.

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