At times this means songs that are a little too lightweight to truly fly. The vamping piano and pipey synths of Carnival Of Fools fail to do much about the track's essential flimsiness, and while I Can Change's easy (sleazy?) listening sway is beguiling in a sickly kind of way, and its chorus sticks hard, it's still a frippery of a lesser band.
They're better when they think bigger, throw off those shackles and really embrace their pop inclinations. Californian sisters Haim (who guested with the band at Glastonbury a couple of years back) join Gillespie on vocals for the extremely baggy Trippin' On Your Love, corny but fun. They're back for the oddly glitzy post-punk of 100% Of Nothing, another highpoint, and Gillespie continues to be down with the kids on Where The Light Gets In, a flashy, kinetic duet with alt. pop star Sky Ferreira.
The album could do without the wimpy psych-folk of Private Wars and New Order-facsimile Autumn In Paradise, but even that finishes on a lovely ambient high. Misgivings aside, Chaosmosis is an exhilarating ride. Primal Scream sound liberated.
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