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Cults - Columbia
FILTER Grade: 82%

By Brooks Hays on June 6, 2011



From an anonymous debut single (“Go Outside”) to a major record deal a few months later, Cults are on a swift rise—testament to the infectiousness of their girl-group-obsessed confections. Lazy bass lines stroll through lightly sprinkled, chiming keys, delivering sugar-powdered pop. Bittersweet like dark chocolate, the sing-along lyrics touch on the growing pains of lost youth and love, substance abuse and more. Each element accentuated by another, Cults leaves listeners with one of the more poignant sugar highs of spring.

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