IAMX - Kingdom of Welcome Addiction
Synthpop, Electro Chris Corner, also known as IAMX is back again after the hit album 'The Alternative' with his latest creation 'Kingdom of Welcome Addiction'. It's always a nice surprise when artists try to vary the songs and styles on their albums and in most cases they fail, but there are some rare occasions where this concept is successful and I'm happy to say that IAMX is one of those.

The album is a mix of dark ballads, heavier more angry songs and of course some with a more electro pop influenced sound. Some of my personal favorite songs are "My Secret Friend" which is a ballad featuring Imogen Heap and then we have a song which is a bit more heavy which a really great chorus called "An I for an I" and then the last one called "Kingdom of Welcome Addiction" which to me feels like darker pop which fills you up with emotions.

'Kingdom of Welcome Addiction' consists of clever lyrics, powerful vocals and a nice variety when it comes to the songs. The only downside is that there are three ballads which is a little bit too much for my taste and even thought the album is varied I still think that I can get a bit repetitive in the long run.
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IAMX - Kingdom of Welcome Addiction

Chris Corner, also known as IAMX is back again after the hit album 'The Alternative' with his latest creation 'Kingdom of Welcome Addiction'. It's always a nice surprise when artists try to vary the songs and styles on their albums and in most cases they fail, but there are some rare occasions where this concept is successful and I'm happy to say that IAMX is one of those.

The album is a mix of dark ballads, heavier more angry songs and of course some with a more electro pop influenced sound. Some of my personal favorite songs are "My Secret Friend" which is a ballad featuring Imogen Heap and then we have a song which is a bit more heavy which a really great chorus called "An I for an I" and then the last one called "Kingdom of Welcome Addiction" which to me feels like darker pop which fills you up with emotions.

'Kingdom of Welcome Addiction' consists of clever lyrics, powerful vocals and a nice variety when it comes to the songs. The only downside is that there are three ballads which is a little bit too much for my taste and even thought the album is varied I still think that I can get a bit repetitive in the long run.
Apr 22 2009

Fredrik Croona

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