“Ghosts of Utopia” – have a listen

We are in giddy anticipation of the new IAMX album, Volatile Times. Full stop. Their last album was pure genius. As we have written, ad nauseam, Kingdom of Welcome Addiction, was a near-perfect album, and our far-and-away pick for album of the year in 2009. Upon hearing it, we are hard-pressed to remember the last time we felt so viscerally enthusiastic about and emotionally connected to an album. Maybe Goldfrapp’s Supernature, but we think maybe all the way back to Depeche Mode’s Black Celebration. But, as with any follow-up to an important album, we get nervous about what will come next. The stakes get high. “Think of England”, from KoWD, was a serviceable track but not one that excited us all that much. Well, now we get a listen to lead-off track from the new album, “Ghosts of Utopia” and we’re far more jazzed about this. Cluttered, dirty and ragged, and pulsing with emotion and we’re hooked already. Bring on the new album!

Watch: Ghosts of Utopia

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One Response to ““Ghosts of Utopia” – have a listen”

  1. Intriguing. IAMX just gets better and better, and rarely in expected ways. That track sounds like an overdubbed demo, and it’s AWESOME.

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