michael gallucci


In album review on 05/04/2012 at 10:44 am


A Joyful Noise


Pop music is finally catching up to Gossip, or maybe Gossip is finally catching up to pop music. Either way, the Olympia, Washington-based trio has never sounded more of the moment than it does on its fifth album, a modern-day disco-pop explosion that doesn’t even bother with the more serious detours the band occasionally took in the past. Produced by Brian Higgins — the British songwriter and producer behind Cher’s gay classic “Believe,” as well as cuts by Kylie Minogue and Pet Shop Boys – A Joyful Noise takes its title to heart, celebrating a dance-floor lifestyle that’s all Saturday-night abandon. Singer Beth Ditto has a big voice like Adele, and the best songs here – “Perfect World,” “Move in the Right Direction” – throb almost as forcefully as “Rolling in the Deep.” Having it all indeed.


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