Once again, the comparisons with MGMT are unavoidable and justified (interestingly, a couple of tracks also have a distinctly Daft Punk feel to them), but it’s not boundary-smashing originality that Empire Of The Sun are aiming for, it’s pristine electro-pop, and they pull that off very well indeed. At times, things get too damn syrupy and upbeat for their own good – the duo should really be locked in a room with Leonard Cohen for a few hours – but if you’re just after a one-summer stand of gleaming anthems, look no further. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments box below or tweet us at @TimeOutMusic.
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