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…so Sprawl II, a track that sounds like the poppier moments of ‘80s Kate Bush mixed with hints of The Human League, comes as a bit of a surprise.
It sort of makes sense if you think of The Sprawl II as Regine’s response to Win’s previous effort. At least lyrically.
Those electro synths are certainly back with a vengeance - very ‘80s, very retro, very analogue. Again, the effect is to make it still sounds oddly dated compared to the majority of The Suburbs.
Although that’s not necessarily a bad thing this time. Sprawl II is certainly a great little gem of a pop song, albeit one that you’d expect to find tucked away in a faded 7” sleeve in your local charity shop rather than on a new Arcade Fire album.