In either case, there is a lot here to enjoy. Frontman Justin Robson has a strong set of pipes, and from all appearances he's a better lyricist than Mr. Le Bon ever has been. The rhythm section is tight, and I'd have to defer to the band to explain their Baeleric elements, but I heartily agree with the "Eyes closed... hands high" summary of what fans are likely to do at a Starlings show. No, it's not revolutionary music, but I have to say, it's a style that's always welcome at my house. Only danger: It makes me want to sing along.
On Amazon: Starlings / "Weight in Gold"