Review: Moth by Chairlift

Moth by ChairliftChairlift’s moved towards one iteration of synthpop or another throughout their career, but only in Moth, their third album, do they seem to have pinned it down. Their last album, Something, had a few gems, but suffered from being quite inconsistent. Not that Moth had solved that problem – there are still times when things chugged down to a halt and momentum their got scuttled – but the band seems to have really figured out what they want to do. Their synthpop has been distilled, while still capturing the jittery innocence of their take on the awkwardness of love. “Show U Off” even ends with a yelp of joy! Their misses aren’t exactly misses though – “Ottawa to Osaka” means well but just suffered from being in the wrong place at the wrong time. But Moth is an enjoyable record, and Chairlift should be able to confidently say they finally got it. [NB]4/5

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