Thursday, September 13, 2012

Purity Ring – Shrines (2012) – Review

Review: Canadian electronic dream-pop group Purity Ring (made up of Megan James and Corin Roddick) deliver a good first album with Shrines. When first listening to the group, they reminded me of another Canadian duo Crystal Castles. However, the more I listen to Purity Ring, the less they resemble Crystal Castles. Purity Ring lacks the raw power and energy, but they have a much more enchanting sound. They mix their pop melodies with very personal lyrics both inviting the listener to dance and have fun, but also find deeper meaning in the songs (not always the case in what seems to be today’s overly frivolous pop music). Shines is well worth checking out for fans of more electronic sounding pop. 3/5

Essential Tracks:
1)      Obedear
2)      Belispeak
3)      Crawlersout

Available on CD and Digital Download

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