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Pure Luxury

NZCA Lines

Pure Luxury

The third album of synth pop from Michael Lovett featuring guest appearances from Sarah Jones of Hot Chip and Amber Strother of King

ADM rating[?]

7.3

Label
Memphis Industries
UK Release date
10/07/2020
US Release date
10/07/2020
  1. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Pure Luxury’s strengths issue from the way it commits wholeheartedly to a brash sonic blueprint, the unremittingly sleek surface polish sharpening its underlying social commentary - Lovett’s songwriting at its most multi-layered
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  2. 8.0 |   Clash

    There's a lot of emotions running throughout the album, frustration and anger simmering beneath the glossy electro-pop tracks, but they never boil over the surface
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  3. 8.0 |   Q

    Often ludicrous, Pure Luxury is a brilliant escape. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A-grade pop songwriting. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   DIY

    These may be difficult times, but NZCA LINES will be throwing the greatest party ever nonetheless
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  6. 8.0 |   The FT

    Multi-instrumentalist Michael Lovett channels Daft Punk and Chic in his seductive dance-floor sound
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  7. 8.0 |   Northern Transmission

    There are so many very real issues that are consuming the globe and while we all deal with it in any way that we possibly can, it’s nice to have something like NZCA LINE’s Pure Luxury to not only act as a distraction but also to hopefully be something that can bring us together
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  8. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    A foreboding investigation under the guise of disco for the digital age
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  9. 7.0 |   music OMH

    His previous albums took science fiction as their source of inspiration but here he tackles weightier real world subjects like consumerism and human impact on the environment
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  10. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    It's an album you'd hear while using your own credit card as a prop at Nordstrom. Subtlety isn't NZCA LINES' strong suit, but it doesn't have to be.
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  11. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Indie-disco’s cool operator serves up a rueful platter of euphoric opulence
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  12. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    When NZCA Lines focuses on experimenting with sound, there’s much to enjoy on Pure Luxury
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  13. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    The album’s title track, which opens with these explosive drums and cascading vocals, is pretty enjoyable. What the album does best is maintain this crazy, sweaty, funky vibe
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