Friday Fun Fun Fun Fest Album Reviews

Chvrches

Every Open Eye (Glassnote/Virgin EMI)

Friday Fun Fun Fun Fest Album Reviews

Although 2013 debut The Bones of What You Believe ventured into prog and rambling imitations of the Pet Shop Boys, Chvrches embraces an unabashed joy of pop on sophomore offering Every Open Eye. The Glasgow threepiece has figured out what works: in this case, catchy funk-pop ("High Enough to Carry You Over") that threatens the radio friendliness of Bruno Mars, and nods to early Depeche Mode ("Clearest Blue"). It's a study in pop's greatest attributes, with single "Leave a Trace" casting singer Lauren Mayberry at the level of a modern-day Cyndi Lauper. (8:45pm, Orange stage)

***.5

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