Lux

We Are Not the Same

by Jedd Beaudoin

3 April 2012

 
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Lux

We Are Not the Same

(Self-released)
US: 3 Apr 2012
UK: Import

Nothing interesting happens on this 13-song outing until the third track, “The Window”. There, the washy synths, drum machine racket and buried vocals don’t seem as much a forgettable mess as on the previous pieces. Vocalist Leah Rosen charms with her performance, even if we can’t quite tell what the heck is going on lyrically or why it should matter. The rest of the record is, somewhat predictably, hit and miss. The lo-fi aesthetic too often gets in the way of the songwriting, making “Valerie, They’ll Never Understand”, “Cerebellar Ataxia” and “1000 Airwaves” not so much interesting as merely messy, amateurish.

We Are Not the Same

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