Review: Penguin Prison – “Penguin Prison”

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Chris Glover has composed a fantastic debut album, showcasing his eclectic influences and strong vocal talent. Glover, a NYC native, blends mature songwriting with impressive production, and has fun while doing it. The album moves through some inspired avant-disco so well you’ll be compelled to check out his remixes. He doesn’t disappoint there either:

 

“Don’t Fuck With My Money” is an excellent introduction to the album. It’s funky, fun, and infectious. It also shows the Glover doesn’t take himself too seriously. From there, he takes us through song after song of smart pop tracks. Fans of LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, Prince, or Hot Chip will enjoy the sound he has created. The album has a real sense of cohesion to it. Standouts “Golden Train”, The Worse It Gets”, and “Fair Warning” are spectacular. It ends with “Someone Got Everything”, a cool downtempo track that showcases Glover’s less electronic talents in terms of production.

 

Talents that, on great display here, have proven that this album should be at the top of a few electronic “Best Of” lists this year.

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