CSS + Yeah Yeah Yeahs = XXXX
Pure, energized dance-pop laced with organs, impossible-to-ignore choruses, and an underlying dark tone make You Say Party! We Say Die!'s 2010 offering one of my favorite records in the past several years. "Dark Days" mesmerizes, "Lonely's Lunch" pleads, "Heart of Gold" seduces and "Laura Palmer's Prom" yearns. Becky Ninkovic's lead vocals alternately haunt, excite and tantalize, perfectly matched with the backing of Krista Loewen. I like my pop music floating over dark beats and moody guitars and synths. This is about as perfect a concoction I could ask for.