Twin Shadow - Forget
Brooklyn-based George Lewis Jr, aka Twin Shadow, introduced himself to the UK audience by making ‘Slow’ available as a free download - and what a good move that was. It's a crafted piece of pop music that combines Lewis’ beautiful vocal delivery with a collision of guitars and synth beats that can’t fail to entrance. Sadly this gem is tucked away near the end of his debut album Forget and to get to it you have to work through a collection of gently rolling, but ultimately dull synth-backed songs that would have been unimpressive in the 1980s, let alone in 2010. Every song, apart from the aforementioned ‘Slow’, washes over without leaving any kind of lasting impression and by the time the aptly named title track closes out the album, this lacklustre offering is soon to be a hazy memory.