Brad Wete
July 21, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

It'll Be Better

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Pop

We gave it an A

After two stellar EPs, Francis Starlite is finally releasing his first album, It’ll Be Better. Focusing on the potholes in love’s winding road, Better plays like an intimate conversation burning with adoration, promises, and insults. The ’80s pop sound frequently gleams with synthesized keys, and his vocals recall Peter Gabriel in his prime. While there may not be a ”Sledgehammer”-style smash here, this stuff hits just as hard. A

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