Whilst they’ll be lumped in with the likes of MGMT for their synth rock style it would be more accurate to go back 30 years to the likes of Genesis and Depeche Mode if you’re going to sit Hooray For Earth next to somebody at your party. There’s a definite dinosaur rock feel, but brought back updated, restyled and tweaked for our modern ears.

‘Realize It’s Not The Sun’ is ripe for remixing with it’s lullaby vocals and it’s almost Drake-like production style. Eerie and enchanting it undersells leaving you wanting more after it falls away to let ‘Last Minute’ to pick up the pieces.

As one of the two lead singles ‘Sails’ had to top two real corkers to cement its place as the spokesperson for the album. Unfortunately, whilst the chorus is synth-pop gold, everything in between falls short and comes out sounding like a Hot Chip release that got left on the cutting room floor. And although True Loves starts off interestingly enough with its tribal drum base that’s all you really get. It’s not until ‘Hotel’ that you hear a return to previous heights. Weightier and more industrial feeling there’s pop undertones that leave you with a strange whistle to add to your dishwashing collection.

The album isn’t strictly that, the tracks don’t exactly flow together, feeling more instead like a singles collection. But you’ll be glad as album highlight ‘No Love’ is completely at odds with the rest of the songs on offer. Giving off more of a dancing good time vibe. It ticks all the boxes for the 80’s smash hit that the other tracks miss. It’s catchy, synth heavy and above all irresistible to dance to, a component that up until now had been missing.

The only moment when the album gels is when ‘Bring Us Together’s’ anthemic opening recalls Genesis in their prime. Granted, this may not be a plus point for everyone but those two tracks back to back stand out a mile. It’s fun, a feel too few albums touch on these days.

Closing out Noel Heroux takes return’s to the tribal drums and echoed vocals, a nice touch that reminds you where the album started off. White Lies come to mind if you were to compare, but in feel more than composition.

It’s a solid album that will split people. Half will love the first part whilst others, probably the older generation, will prefer the last 3 on offer.