5 Songs, 21 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The last chapter in the band’s Human Problems trilogy finds them stretching their dance-curious indie pop in subtly new directions. “Poor Boy” dips into the boy-girl disco of Tom Tom Club; “There Is an Everlasting Song” detours into country-folk; and “Best Friend” is about as close to the girl-group sound as you can get without a time machine. As always, the band conveys an inspiring spirit of democracy and equality, shuffling vocalists and shifting instrumentation as the song suits.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The last chapter in the band’s Human Problems trilogy finds them stretching their dance-curious indie pop in subtly new directions. “Poor Boy” dips into the boy-girl disco of Tom Tom Club; “There Is an Everlasting Song” detours into country-folk; and “Best Friend” is about as close to the girl-group sound as you can get without a time machine. As always, the band conveys an inspiring spirit of democracy and equality, shuffling vocalists and shifting instrumentation as the song suits.

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