10 Songs, 34 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Australian quintet The Preatures followed up several well-received domestic EPs with Blue Planet Eyes, a widely distributed debut album produced by Spoon drummer Jim Eno and guitarist Jack Moffitt. Frontwoman Isabella Manfredi has a commanding new wave presence that’s heightened on tight pop-rock tracks like “Whatever You Want,” “Somebody’s Talking," and “Is This How You Feel?,” the band’s best single. The production emphasizes both the group’s determined grooves (“Cruel”) but also allows for an early-‘80s MTV retro vibe on the title track, the dance party–worthy “Ordinary," and the electric-piano adult balladry of “Two Tone Melody.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Australian quintet The Preatures followed up several well-received domestic EPs with Blue Planet Eyes, a widely distributed debut album produced by Spoon drummer Jim Eno and guitarist Jack Moffitt. Frontwoman Isabella Manfredi has a commanding new wave presence that’s heightened on tight pop-rock tracks like “Whatever You Want,” “Somebody’s Talking," and “Is This How You Feel?,” the band’s best single. The production emphasizes both the group’s determined grooves (“Cruel”) but also allows for an early-‘80s MTV retro vibe on the title track, the dance party–worthy “Ordinary," and the electric-piano adult balladry of “Two Tone Melody.”

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