Gossip are one of those punk/dance groups that we came to love during the endless cocktails downtown at Pop. They have always mixed punk and dance elements in a combination that urged you to foolishly jump around and sing/shout along with them. Backed up from the gay and lesbian community and a highly successful third album Standing in the Way of Control in 2006, their new release Music for Men (out on Columbia records on June 23th) was more than simply anticipated.
Music for Men follows and builds on the disco elements of their previous album. To be more precise, it focuses more on the dance/disco elements rather than their punk past. It starts off with a really good base line on Dimestore Diamond and quickly builds pace with full dance beats and Beth’s diva vocals clearly standing out. I’m guessing most of the songs will quickly become popular even in mainstream bars (as opposed to their previous indie and targets) but the downside to all this is that they’re probably easily become forgettable. All in all, an enjoyable and fun album, which will hardly stand out after a while. Nevertheless, it ain't over 'till the fat lady sings…so we’re expecting to see how this might progress in the future.
PS. Re-posted without MP3 track due to Blogger DMCA shit..