#32-MATTHEW DEAR-Black City (Ghostly)

The slickest production of the year arrived by the hand of Mr. Dear, leaving aside once again his many side projects and returning under his own name. ‘Black City´, the follow-up of ´Asa Breed’, took eighties electropop revisionism to new darker and more atmospheric pastures, being its only flaw the excessive length of most of its tracks, that would have been more suited to the structure of ordinary pop songs than to their progressive electronic development. However, a record that counts with such standout moments as ‘You Put A Smell On Me’; ‘Little People (Black City)’ or ‘Slowdance’ deserves as much praise as it can get.

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