Sa­cred Hearts Club 6/10

UNCUT - - New Albums David Rawlings - Glossy, brico­lage pop on LA Grammy win­ners’ third SHARON O’CONNELL

It’s not the kink in the tail of FTP’s im­pec­ca­bly groomed pop that makes them so in­trigu­ing (chart queens Lorde and Halsey beat them at “odd”), but rather their un­em­bar­rassed, first-level read­abil­ity, which is such that you be­gin to sus­pect fiendish sub­ver­sion – es­pe­cially on the teen-friendly “Sit Next To Me”. That thought, though, is dis­pelled as they em­bark on a ram­page through synth/psy­che­delic pop and elec­tronic R&B, swip­ing right at Phoenix, MGMT, The Weeknd, Tame Im­pala and Hud­son Mo­hawke. It’s “Loyal Like Sid & Nancy” that takes the com­pos­ite bis­cuit, mix­ing Prince-ly falsetto with trap beats and syn­thetic brass.

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