This is one fucking weird and odd album. It’s catchy and none of the songs sound like any of the others. Which made me really try hard not to like it. But songs like “Easy Way Out” and “I Feel Better” had some hooks that got me listening to this sleeper hit of from 2011. I even wound up putting up with the hit song “Somebody That I Used To Know” every time it came on shuffle. Of course it helps that Kimbra, another pop sensation, adds backing vocals to this song.
After many plays, I had to admit that in the end, the album itself is a nice work, has great production and has garnered a nice large following of fans. No one can say this is a boring album, that’s for sure. It’s diverse lyrics and ever changing beats make up the 12 tracks have made Gotye, aka Wouter De Backer, a household name, who defines himself as a musician that mixes creative with hit song.
“Easy Way Out”
“Somebody That I Used to Know” (featuring Kimbra)
“Eyes Wide Open”
“Smoke and Mirrors”
“I Feel Better”
“In Your Light”
“State of the Art”
“Don’t Worry, We’ll Be Watching You”
“Giving Me a Chance”
What are your thoughts on Gotye and this album? Any fans? Not a fan?