Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here?

Emeralds might have upgraded to multi-oscillator digital synths and employed a good dose of pop sensibility in their songwriting, but the sound on third album Does It Look Like I'm Here? is still very much in the 8bit retro gaming world; opener 'Candy Shoppe' bears such a close resemblance to the Final Fantasy VII theme it had me checking I'd put the right album on, and the lumbering ‘Genetic’ could have lifted from any number of 80s computer games. Does It Look Like I'm Here? is essentially an hour of the trio twiddling knobs, with the odd guitar thrown in on the odd occasion for good measure; which whilst admittedly is enormous fun to play, the album begins to drag remarkably early for the listener, and ends up as rather a bore by the time the sparkly 'Access Granted' draws proceedings to a close.

Overall

6

out of 10

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