9. Cut Copy – Free Your Mind
Remember the awesome dance music of the early 90’s? Bands like Blackbox, Sunscreem and Bizarre, Inc. all rocked my world in my mid-20’s when I went out nearly every weekend to burn up the dance floor. Cut Copy channel this on their latest and it’s like welcoming a friend unseen for 20 years. Free Your Mind has everything crammed into 90’s house: big beat, bouncing two-note piano chords, screaming background divas, and weird noises used merely for effect. Add to this Dan Whitford’s panache for new age lyrics and you’ve been teleported to an alternate 90’s full of party and transcendentalism. The album loses some steam at the end, but that is more than made up by tracks 1 – 4 which kick some serious house-music ass.
Favorite songs: “Free Your Mind” | “We Are Explorers” | “In Memory Capsule” | “Meet Me In a House of Love”