ALBUM REVIEW: Erasure – The Neon | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 21.08.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billed as a return to the optimistic pop sounds of their past, there’s very little point arguing that Neon does anything other than what a classic Erasure album should; namely combine upbeat pop synths with golden vocals about living for the moment.

Demonstrated clearly by opener Hey Now as well on standouts Diamond Lies (“live any second as if it might be the last / we could go up any second cause life is a blast”) and What A Sight For Sore Eyes, the Erasure team stand out when creating perfectly constructed three minute pop hits. We may not have the dance floors to visit during lockdown, but if pop is about constructing virtual worlds, we can easily imagine them through this record.

 

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