Mystery Jets – Radlands
Following on from the happiness injection that was ‘Serotonin’, Mystery Jets’ third studio album ‘Radlands’ has arrived. It’s quite noticeable that the start of this record is a lot less prominent compared to their previous material, but the whole thing is good, nonetheless. They decide to wake up on the track ‘Someone Purer’, somewhat reminiscent of their indie sound success. There’s an acoustic take-over this time round, bringing a clean and more basic country-folk front to their performance. They’ve taken their foot off the pedal in terms of developing their poppy music style and seem to have concentrated on producing a more intimate listen. There are beautiful ideas within the record but some don’t come through strongly enough on the first listen; a bit passionless. Nevertheless, there are many moments in which they really do shine, and the poetry of their songs is conveyed through their talent in music and lyric. It’s something I’ll have to get into and I know I’ll like it more when I adjust to their pace.