In Ghost Colours

April 18, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT

Cut Copy’s ascent into blog stardom — opening for Daft Punk surely helped — has heralded great things for this Aussie trio. If only their second album weren’t so uneven. At its best, In Ghost Colours‘ instant anthems crackle with soaring vocals and fanciful, fluttering synths that rival the creations of Hot Chip, those fellow electro-dancers who had a moment a few months back. (Did we mention Cut Copy use guitars? Acoustic ones!) However, for every pump-your-fist gem like ”Hearts on Fire,” there’s a lifeless cut like the clanky ”Silver Thoughts,” which feels like a sonic hangover. B-
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