Boomkat Product Review:
The latest Slumberland band to emerge from the pseudo-C86 stable sticks faithfully to the label's policy, but still manages to entertain in a big way. With all the melodicism of labelmates The Pains Of Being Pure Of Heart, Brilliant Colors dip into more roughly rendered, lo-fi waters with this swift, twenty-two minute debut. The record is produced with a promising, jangly smudge, announced by 'I Searched', which might bring to mind comparisons with Lush's mid-nineties output. 'Absolutely Anything' is great too, although there are certain unavoidable comparisons to be made with a certain '80s Euro-bubblegum classic. This only underlines the creative pitfalls of absorbing and subsequently regurgitating the sounds of yesteryear's pop: sooner or later someone's going to inadvertently rewrite '99 Luft Balloons' and not even notice. The album persists with further three-chord belters like 'Yell In The Air', continually hitting the right retro hotspots. If you're having trouble distinguishing between all these bands (there's at least one new one every week), perhaps it'd be easier to think of this ever-lengthening procession as a refinement process, and Brilliant Colors are certainly making some of the most infectious '80s indie-pop of 2009.