The Belle Jar- Union Station
Mar 5, 2014
Even after 30 years, PSB managed to make some of their best songs in their new album, Elysium. “Leaving” is a smooth, catchy song about the scars of past relationships. However, after that the album turns bitter and corny, going in a direction that might not be favorable to fans of PSB or other synth-pop listeners. “Winner” and “Hold on” are a failed attempt at inspirational anthems and their pop-culture satires like “Ego-music” and “Your early stuff” are unmemorable. However, “A face like that” and the closing song, “A requiem in denim and leopardskin” somewhat rescue the album. The good in this album is very reminiscent of their 90's masterpiece, Behavior, but the bad in this album make it a good idea to avoid the whole package.