I’d say for the last few years L-Vis 1990 has been lingering, like a bad smell, around the house music scene for a few years now. Well, I say a bad smell; it’s more of a good smell, like fresh doughnuts perhaps. (Maybe I shouldn’t write a review while hungry). Anyway, what I’m getting at is that he has been around and about the scene for a fair while, remixing the likes of La Roux and Crystal fighters and also the occasional release, the most famous of these being his E.P. Forever You. What James Connoly hasn’t done upto the point is release an album, cue Neon Dreams.

What should we expect from his first L.P? Well, the same as what you have heard before, just more of it. Catchy vocals are combined with a variation of layered sounds, creating what sounds like Neil Tennant singing over a Gameboy Colour, it definitely works. And that’s not forgetting the ever-present basslines.

However, the album is by no means perfect. Far from it in fact. In some places it lacks that real “oomph”, which in an ideal world, should be there. Song’s like 'Tonight' and 'One More Day' tend to not really go anywhere, touching the surface of being a good record but just not hitting the spot.

Take that away and you do have some, as one once described, bangers. 'True Romance' is rammed full with bass to light up any dingy nightclub in the outskirts of London.

A feeling of early Daft Punk springs to mind, with songs like 'Cruisin' and 'Shy Light'. The simplicity crossed with repetitive loops, helps to generate this blend, which could be quite easily created by the French duo.

When the album hit’s the rails, or iTunes, “hardcore” house music fans will probably sate L-Vis 1990. The old “he’s gone too commercial” line will come into play, for these people who are too cool to listen to music that other people might like. Yes, it probably is the most commercial thing Connoly has created but why not? He wants the album to be a success and it should be. Don’t worry though, it is still L-Vis 1990 and it is definitely worth buying.