Published Jun 08, 2016Peter Bjorn and John's new album Breakin' Point is their first album in five years, and comes a decade after the release of their uber-catchy "Young Folks." And yet, this is hardly a return to the minimal indie pop of their former hits; rather, it dives deep into a more lush, floral pop sound.
Recorded in ABBA's former studio, the ghost of disco is found all over the record, as on the dreamy dance number "Do Si Do," where light arpeggios and strings fill the space as they sing of cafés and dancing. Breakin' Point also stirs of memories of new wave with tunes like "Hard Sleep" and "It's Your Call," with driving synth and that New Romantics croon that lead singer Peter Morén does so well.
Though it's really exciting to see a band still trying to change and evolve, nothing on Breakin' Point really hits as hard as their earlier work. Peter Bjorn and John are having fun on this album, but occasionally get a little lost in the dance moves. (Ingrid)