Hercules and Love Affair
Blue Songs - MOSHI MOSHI
FILTER Grade: 74%
By Kenny S. McGuane on August 19, 2011
It’s been three years since Hercules and Love Affair released its self-titled debut to much acclaim, and from just about every angle it seems the follow-up was worth the wait. Here, the disco-revivalism is muted and traded out for a more house-oriented approach to mastermind Andy Butler’s bizarre, beautiful songwriting. Featuring a new cast of performers (including Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke), Blue Songs is a sophisticated and club-ready sophomore effort, even if—at times—it nearly crumbles under the weight of its own decadence and self-indulgences.