Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: “Core” is the fourth full length album by German Electro-Pop project The Saint Paul. It also is the third album released on Infacted Recordings and the first one in nearly four years.
Content: From the very first notes this album clearly reflects a ‘classical’ perfume of Electro-Pop music. The tracklist is mixing emotive passages and danceable tracks. From sweet, dreamy songs to a potential hit (cf. “Superficial”) and the already familiar “Be A Rebel”, which was previously released EP-title song, “Core” is an entertaining album driven by a talented singer.
+ + + : “Be A Rebel” is a cool song and that’s why it was released on EP, but “Superficial” sounds to me as the best track ever written by The Saint Paul. This is a potential hit with a carrying chorus line, which literally creates an elevating effect. The Saint Paul knows how to create fine tunes and especially when they’re mixed with harder sequences and danceable kicks.
– – – : I don’t have anything against ‘sweet’ pop songs, but unfortunately it’s not the best part of this work. When it becomes too sweet (like on “Melancholy Of The Sun” and “Expect The Unexpected”) it also becomes a bit soporific.
Conclusion: “Core” is mixing a few real great cuts with a few true bottom songs, but in the end it will definitely appeal for all Synth-Pop lovers.
Best songs: “Superficial”, “Be A Rebel”, “Your Face”, “Black Rain”.