Empire of the Sun
Reviewed by Austin Powell, Fri., May 8, 2009
Empire of the SunWalking on a Dream (Astralwerks)
The debut collaboration between Aussies Luke Steele of the Sleepy Jackson and Pnau's Nick Littlemore laces with the same modern-glam pixie dust as MGMT's Oracular Spectacular and scores legitimate smashes in the disaffected disco of "Standing on the Shore" and beaming title track. Sadly, the intrigue and theatricality wane midway through "Delta Bay" and never return.