Maps – I Dream of Crystal
I either had the wrong end of the stick with Maps, or they’ve suddenly gone a lot more technicolour and thus much more interesting. (Research? Pah, none of that round here.) In any case, I Dream of Crystal kind of sounds a bit like its title, a massive, throbbing beast of a record with a magnificent intro that sounds like M83 producing the Flaming Lips and sounds like, oh I dunno, sunny days and stuff. Having said that, the music is so powerful that its kind of ruined by the mumbled rubbish indie vocals that occasionally pop up to accompany it. Instrumental version/remix please.