The Naked and Famous
In Rolling Waves
I was familiar with one track (first heard on the underrated popcorn series Suits) from The Naked and Famous before delving into their second proper release, In Rolling Waves. Based on that one track, “The Sun”, I kind of pegged The Naked and Famous as a less lo-fi ripoff of The xx. There is the girl/boy vocalists interplay. There is also the electronic foundation to the music. But, I have to put aside the notion of The Naked and Famous as simply an opportunistic band following in the success of better acts. With In Rolling Waves, The Naked and Famous aren’t reinventing the wheel, but they are proving to be accomplished artists who can produce an awfully slick album. There is more than enough for their particular brand of electronic pop rock in this genre that is getting more and more crowded.
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