Now as the title of this post claims it's not every day you come across an album that just makes you want to listen to the whole thing. So when one does cross my path, I think I'd like to share it. Enter 'Miami Horror - Illumination' Illuminate it does...
I stumbled in on miami horror by accident. After going on a binge of finding Fred Falke remix's I found a video for Illuminations 2nd song, and from what I presume 1st single off the new album 'I look to you' (trippy video too :). I was hooked. Right then and there I needed to listen to the rest of Illumination, and it was mind blowing. exotic drum lines, melodic vocals painting captivating scenes (OK thats a bit cheesy but you'll realize it once you pull up a curious ear), and synth that reminds of the last 40 years, epic!
And you know what? I think every song is a hit. just like X&Y, Illumination pulls you in and leaves you wanting more and more after each song, but not to worry the next song doesn't leave anything left to desire more. Maybe what attracts me to Illumination is that every song reminds me of another song, for instance 'holidays' leads me to daft punk and their album discovery, arguably what put french on top of what we consider house music today. 'Sometimes' infact has a rift that reminds of 'talk' off none other then X&Y. As for one song that I would say is a wonderful expression of Illumination, I leave you with this one. 'Moon Theory'
I would highly recommend listening to Illumination (and if you got the time, a second time through) Especially 'I look to you' 'sometimes' 'holidays' 'Moon theory' 'Echoplex' and 'Ultraviolet'