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Walking on a Dream
Empire of the Sun
Walking on a Dream
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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EMPIRE OF THE SUN is the new psychedelic project led by Australians Luke Steele (of The Sleepy Jackson) and Nick Littlemore (P'Nau). Exotic, gaudy, and lavish, Empire Of The Sun brings together these two unlikely collabora...  more »

     
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All Artists: Empire of the Sun
Title: Walking on a Dream
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Astralwerks
Original Release Date: 10/3/2008
Re-Release Date: 4/21/2009
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 400000014777, 5099923540323

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EMPIRE OF THE SUN is the new psychedelic project led by Australians Luke Steele (of The Sleepy Jackson) and Nick Littlemore (P'Nau). Exotic, gaudy, and lavish, Empire Of The Sun brings together these two unlikely collaborators from Australian pop, and so began a friendship which Luke describes as "this fireball of electricity". Walking On A Dream is a bold, visionary and brilliant album, which manages to sound exhilaratingly contemporary, audaciously forward-looking, yet also curiously archaic all at once. From Nick and Luke's collective unconscious arose a rare marriage of rock and electronica, immediacy and depth, futurism and tradition, hi-tech production and creative spontaneity, pop melody and the cinematic. The duo are preparing to carry through on their audio-visual vision for their band, demonstrated by the video for the first single and title track, filmed in Shanghai and getting massive online attention (done renegade style, it's illegal to film there and at one point they nearly got arrested). Given the unusual track records of both the band's constituent members - not to mention the jaw-dropping magnificence of their debut album together - it's safe to say, in the words of NME... "world domination quite literally awaits".

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Mike S. (mikesmith) from ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Reviewed on 12/26/2009...
One of the most unapologetic, unironic, and all-around-fun dance parties disguised as an album since Daft Punk's DISCOVERY. Worth the cover price for "We Are the People" alone, and full of fun, infectious, startling songs besides. A great CD, one that dares you not to move to it.
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EotS stand out from their peers
Matthew Ellis | Grand Rapids, MI | 04/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been constantly amazed at the depth of this album since picking it up earlier in the year. There hasn't been a band I've so strongly endorsed in years, and part of that is because I think it's accessible to so many different listeners. The production showcases the brilliants melodies perfectly. I haven't cared much for groups like MGMT that have all the feel but no depth. Those groups can certainly kick out a couple singles with catchy keyboard riffs, but they don't have the substance or lyrics to match. It's fitting that Empire of the Sun has such a strong fantasy concept and don't take themselves too seriously, yet have crafted an album that isn't mired in its own kitsch. This accomplishment is truly what sets them apart from the soundalikes that were in this sonic territory first."
An Incredible Album
M. Hull | 12/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A wonderful collaboration and a fantastic album. I was introduced to this album with "Walking on a Dream" and "Half Mast" and found the rest of the album entirely spell binding. Love it!"