Sunday, June 27, 2010


‘Serotonin’ is so aptly named that it is bursting with audio pleasure that one just cannot resist. This astonishing record is the third LP from Mystery Jets under a new record label Rough Trade. Moving away from the 80’s glossy sound and the focus on pop melodies and dance beats in the boys’ previous effort ‘Twenty One’, ‘Serotonin’ seems more like a follow-up to the prog-rock influenced debut ‘Making Dens’, but this time in a more tremendous sound that takes you right back to what you loved about Mystery Jets in the first place. Nevertheless it is still a youthful album, packed with acid-sharp lyrics, charming vocal harmonies and ear-catching hooks.

There are plenty of magical moments in the album, from the hugely inviting opener ‘Alice Springs’ to the melancholy ‘The Girl is Gone’, the dazzling synth-laid ‘Show Me the Light’ or the delightfully catchy title-track ‘Serotonin’. Lead single ‘Dream of another World’ is a feel-good pop gem that oozes positivity, one can’t help but wants to feel young and do as what the boys sing ‘do something that will make your mother cry, dreaming of another world’.

These Eel Pie boys have made a triumphant record bursting with life and attitude that Henry will certainly be proud of. Now I shall sit back and let the real serotonin kicks off from listening to this record.

Mystery Jets - Serotonin
Mystery Jets - Show Me The Light

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