RELEASE
1999
LABEL
Orchard
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Indie Electronic

Album Review

My Favorite's superb debut translates palpable pre-millennial tension into neon-lit synthesizer drama -- recalling the heyday of the new wave with none of the irony which sinks like-minded retro-futurists from Romania to the Rentals, Love at Absolute Zero is the soundtrack to a youth rebellion that never was, vividly conjuring a teen underworld as romantic as it is claustrophobic. The album is wonderfully sleek and cinematic -- songs like "Absolute Beginners Again" and the remarkable "17 Berlin" unspool like music videos -- and although My Favorite bring to mind the chrome-plated aesthetics of the synth pop era with uncanny accuracy, their songs capture a passion and immediacy which the remote robotics of their antecedents lacked. It's quite simply the best album of 1983, delivered 16 years after the fact.
Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Absolute Zerohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/absolute-zero/id81169300?i=81169276&uo=5
  2. Absolute Beginners Againhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/absolute-beginners-again/id81169300?i=81169278&uo=5
  3. 17 Berlinhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/17-berlin/id81169300?i=81169280&uo=5
  4. The Truth About Lake Ronkonkamahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-truth-about-lake-ronkonkama/id81169300?i=81169282&uo=5
  5. Let's Stay Alivehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lets-stay-alive/id81169300?i=81169284&uo=5
  6. Go Kid Gohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/go-kid-go/id81169300?i=81169286&uo=5
  7. Modulatehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/modulate/id81169300?i=81169288&uo=5
  8. Party Crashershttp://itunes.apple.com/album/party-crashers/id81169300?i=81169290&uo=5
  9. Between Cafeshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/between-cafes/id81169300?i=81169292&uo=5
  10. The Informershttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-informers/id81169300?i=81169294&uo=5
  11. Working Class Jackethttp://itunes.apple.com/album/working-class-jacket/id81169300?i=81169296&uo=5
  12. You Belong With Ushttp://itunes.apple.com/album/you-belong-with-us/id81169300?i=81169298&uo=5
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