11 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Neon Trees make flashy dance rock that also serves as excellent car-radio pop. Their love for ‘80s styles might seem like a calculated move had they were hipsters from Brooklyn or Southern California—but these kids grew up in Provo, Utah, as Mormons, and they've dealt with their share of uncomprehending stares. Frontman Tyler Glenn recently came out as gay and continues as a practicing Mormon, causing a media stir. Yet the band is using the controversy to turn people’s attentions to the sugar-sweet confectionary pop: “Unavoidable,” “I Love You (But I Hate Your Friends),” and “Love in the 21st Century.” When they do slow down, it’s still with a determined groove. The retro synths of “Sleeping with a Friend” meet harmonies that give it the sound of a hit from the mid-'80s, except you haven’t heard it before. Shiny guitars meet up with the handclaps and glee of “Teenager in Love,” while forlorn synth lines warn of a painful breakup awaiting in “Voices in the Halls.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Neon Trees make flashy dance rock that also serves as excellent car-radio pop. Their love for ‘80s styles might seem like a calculated move had they were hipsters from Brooklyn or Southern California—but these kids grew up in Provo, Utah, as Mormons, and they've dealt with their share of uncomprehending stares. Frontman Tyler Glenn recently came out as gay and continues as a practicing Mormon, causing a media stir. Yet the band is using the controversy to turn people’s attentions to the sugar-sweet confectionary pop: “Unavoidable,” “I Love You (But I Hate Your Friends),” and “Love in the 21st Century.” When they do slow down, it’s still with a determined groove. The retro synths of “Sleeping with a Friend” meet harmonies that give it the sound of a hit from the mid-'80s, except you haven’t heard it before. Shiny guitars meet up with the handclaps and glee of “Teenager in Love,” while forlorn synth lines warn of a painful breakup awaiting in “Voices in the Halls.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
893 Ratings
893 Ratings
RBC2014 ,

This is the Definition of Sellout!

Obviously, they're doing everything the label wants them to do. This album doesn't sound well thought out, and doesn't even compare to their past albums. This CD is the definition of sellout. I had high hopes after the last one, but this is just poppy, mainstream crap that will earn them lots of money. After listening to Pop Psychology, it's not a very good album.

XxFamousFreakxX ,

ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE BANDS

Neon Trees has never disappointed me and I doubt they will now! One of my favorite bands of all time!!

Dr.X007 ,

Awful just awful

So much talent but, every song literally sounds the same. Each record they seem to loose what made them special.

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