Matt & Kim's latest album, Lightning, was released last month to less than stellar reviews. Paste Magazine even suggests "forgiving the total banality of its content" in order to enjoy "the album as a whole." But guess what? I DON'T CARE. Matt & Kim are wonderful and ALWAYS WILL BE. Yes, their second album was their best. Yes, I recognize that their unabashed exuberance is no longer "cool." But somewhere deep down I need a childishly upbeat POP song. And I know I'm not the only one.
It's Alright, the third song on Lightning, is an immediate mood-booster. I'm not sure if it's going to be a single or what, but below is a characteristic happy-core lyric video.
Not bad, is it? That's right, because Matt & Kim are not bad at what they do: they make high-strung, happy POP music. On some level, you have to admire their can-do attitude. It has its place.