Parcels: Parcels

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The opening bars of this CD tell you all you need to know: it’s the 1970s, and Nile Rodgers and Giorgio Moroder are the kings of pop. Scintillating guitar, disco beats, harmonies.

Despite sounding as old as the Review Corner’s scratchiest vinyl, Parcels manage to be sound modern — they worked with Daft Punk for a song, Overnight, and Lightenup on here sounds very much like Get Lucky (co-written by Rodgers).

In places they sound like fellow Australians Cut Copy and Tape is what Darwin Deez would sound like if he wrote good tunes, modern electronic dance.

Chic, Random Access Memories-era Daft Punk: it’s all been done before but Parcels do it well, with a light touch, and have a certain cheek about them. We like closer Credits, where they thank most of those involved in making the album. Good fun.

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Weekly newspaper editor in Cheshire, England. I blog my editorials and the CDs I write about. I play drums, drink coffee, play music, meditate. I hate filling in forms.

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