Can You Blame Me
Label: Capitol Records, LLC
However improbable, Matt and Kim have hit Album #5, no small feat for a DIY keyboard duo seeking pop perfection. Hooks remain a specialty, but there are really only so many variations one can run on this sort of routine, so give M & K credit for the stuttering digital riffs and desultory air horns on leadoff cut "Hey Now" and even Kim's brief respite on "World Is Ending." The sex remains safe ("let's get undressed and dance naked"), the melodrama fever-pitched ("if you died, I'd die right by your side"). As always, recommended for those who like their pop effervescent and overenunciated.