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Matt & Kim

Lightning

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October 2, 2012

When Matt Johnson nasally sing-songs, "We've all danced alone," on "I Wonder," a hip-hop homage on his Brooklyn duo's fourth LP, you've already gathered that this guy busts his moves mirror-side. The band's thrift-store pastiche, from that track's skidding-siren hook to a few not-quite-ecstatic EDM-style builds, has a manic, self-aware intensity – call it grandiosi-twee. And try to take it in small doses.

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