I will have my thoughts on Alphabeat's new album The Spell next week, since I haven't really had time to digest it yet, and their debut was one of my favorites of the decade. Their sound has certainly changed this time around, swapping much of the duet format and kitschy 80's pop sound in favor of a more polished 90's dance style. But is it as good? That remains to be seen. One song, however, that is certainly up to snuff is the second track, DJ. Not only does it have Anders and Stine trading off vocals (as they should), but it features one of the most instant, catchy choruses on the album. And the verses... by far the best that the The Spell has to offer. It may not quite be the aural sequel to Touch Me, Touching You that I was hoping for, but it's still damn good.
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