6. Chairlift – Moth
I’ll admit this is my first exposure to Chairlift who have been around since 2005 and were formed 30 miles away, but one listen to the amazing chorus of “Romeo” and I was hooked. From there I discovered an album full of pop being twisted to this duo’s vision. “Polymorphing” is an experiment in R&B, jazz, and electronics yet somehow sounds a pop song as a whole, while “Ch-Ching” sounds like a fleshed-out demo for Beyonce which wouldn’t be surprising since Caroline has a song writing and production credit on Beyoncé. The other uptempo songs (“Show U Off” is a near-perfect love song) and one of the ballads demonstrate this team’s ability to create energetic, interesting music that entices multiple listens.
Favorite songs: “Romeo,” “Moth to the Flame,” “Show U Off”