Rainbows in the Dark: Tic Tic — “Comfort in the Echo”

I, like most people I know, have something of a love/hate relationship with pop music.  When it’s done right, it’s captivating, melodic, uplifting and challenging without being overbearing.  When it’s done wrong it’s banal, repetitive, derivative and flat out boring.  Where the line gets drawn between “good” pop music and “bad” pop music is a matter of both personal taste and scholarly debate, but the good news is you’d be hard-pressed to find anything boring or banal about Tic Tic and their debut Comfort in the Echo. Continue reading