'Radio Leningrad' has a slightly rough feel; it's almost as if they're deliberately shunning the pop route that they're easily capable of taking. There are harsh sounds and it's difficult to tell if this is treated guitar or synths. At some points they even tap into shoegaze noise, but really this song does feel as though it could have been born from behind the Iron Curtain. The lyrics don't always paint a pretty picture and the song seems, and feels, as much about survival in a difficult climate than about anything else. Their obsession with these bleak times serves them well though, and they've come up with the goods again.
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