Album Review: Cut Copy – Free Your Mind

The sounds and styles of the late 80’s have been tremendously popular recently. Many artists have embraced this resurgence, but not like Cut CopyTheir new album Free Your Mind is truly something special.

Past releases have been a bit lethargic and directionless at times. That’s not the case here. Free Your Mind is a feel good morphine drip of sweet syrupy acid bass that takes you deeper and deeper into a state of pure late 80’s nostalgia by digging up the roots of electronic dance music. Think New Order, Depeche Mode, Information Society, yet with hints of modern influence from The Crystal Method, Moby, LCD Soundsystem, and Disclosure. If you found the movie 24 Hour Party People any sort of enjoyable, you will love Free Your Mind.

Key Tracks: Let Me Show You Love,” “Meet Me In A House Of Love,” “Footsteps,” and “Free Your Mind”

I am positive this album will draw up criticism for being minimalistic at times, maybe too transparent, reminiscent, etc., but if you open your mind a bit and think about the direction the music industry has been heading recently, it is a righteous move for Cut Copy. Disco, blues, and funk have already made their break back into the Top 40. Cue Daft Punk, Robin Thicke, The Black Keys… Being retro has always been cool. People that were around in the late 80’s/early 90’s to see the rise of House and Electronica will love this album. I would hope that any fan of electronic music will love the uncompromised raw energy of the album. However, the style and sounds of this album might seem a tad “cheesy” to younger generationals. Take the title track for a spin and decide for yourself; Free Your Mind.

– Joseph Noga
Account Executive, Education | FirstCom Music

Production Music Albums In This Style:


Bassline House
Electro tunes too good to keep underground


Drum Machine Heart
Futuristic electro with a retro soul


Panoramic ambient electronica


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