Lights / Siberia
Album: Siberia   Collection:General
Artist:Lights   Added:Nov 2011
Label:Last Gang  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-02-12 Pull Date: 2012-04-15
Week Ending: Apr 15 Apr 8 Mar 25 Mar 4 Feb 19
Airplays: 2 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 09, 2012: Cognitive Dissonance
Peace Sign
4. Apr 08, 2012: Instant Cat!
2. Jul 06, 2012: The Peninsula Report
Fourth Dimension
5. Apr 06, 2012: Mountain Music
Fourth Dimension
3. Apr 12, 2012: Synthesis
Fourth Dimension
6. Mar 18, 2012: Synthesis
Fourth Dimension

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-01-24
The sophomore album from Canadian singer LIGHTS is grittier and rawer than her debut, with a strong dubstep influence. The vocals are pretty, clean, and clear, but not outstanding. However, the mix of synths, heavy dubstep-inspired bass lines, and melodic singing is quite interesting sonically. Sounds like Passion Pit, Ellie Goulding? No FCCs detected. Recommended: 5, 8, 12, 14. 7 or 10 if you’re looking for something slow.

1. 4:19: Lyrically the same idea as Vanessa Carlton’s A Thousand Miles “Where the wind is cold and angry / there you’ll be to take me inside … I don’t care if we suddenly find ourselves in Siberia” – that is too say, not very interesting. But the mood and atmospherics are pretty cool, and it’s a decent melody.
2. 3:24: Heavily dubstep influenced. Nothing especially stands out on this track.
3. 3:38: Pretty singing in a relatively high register. Anthemic.
4. 4:00: Downtempo, hopeful, pretty.
5*. 3:16: Uptempo. Includes a snippet of auto-tune. Verses build to a strong, intense chorus.
6. 3:21: Long intro, then a rather formulaic – yet also quite sweet – paean to her lover. Good melody.
7. 3:24: Downtempo, very soft, with minimal instrumentals. Some of her best vocal work.
8*. 4:05: Uptempo. Unique use of chimes, which contribute to the magical mood. Some dubstep-influenced beats, with a dubstep drop at 2:37. Really cool song.
9. 3:28: Uptempo. Lyrics on the versus are sort of sing-rapped– it’s not full out singing, but not just talking either. Dubstep drop at 1:58, which ends rather abruptly at 2:10 for the more downtempo and softer close of the song.
10. 4:42: Downtempo. Calming and soothing both musically and lyrically (“when I fall asleep I feel you with me”).
11. 8:57: Pretty downtempo. Purely instrumental. Some bagpipe in there, scratchy synths, electronic beeps, etc.
12*. 3:19: Great synths that really stand out. Really pretty, melodic singing.
13. 3:55: Scratchy, raw, and angry sections fade into softer, prettier sections, and then back again. 37 second guest rap verse starting at 2:47.
14*. 3:21: Really pretty. Singing is all out, but the song overall is still relatively calm. Rap guest verse from 2:16 – 2:37.

Track Listing
1. Siberia   8. Peace Sign
2. Where The Fence Is Low   9. Cactus In The Valley
3. Toes   10. Suspension
4. Banner   11. Flux And Flow
5. Everybody Breaks A Glass   12. Fourth Dimension
6. Heavy Rope   13. And Counting...
7. Timing Is Everything   14. Day One