Album: Simian Mobile Disco, Temporary Pleasure (Wichita)

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The first secret of any great party is the guests,and James Ford's choiceof invitees on the second SMD album is inspired.

"Cream Dream" features the gorgeous tones ofGruff Rhys (Super FurryAnimals), while The Gossip's Beth Dittolends her unmistakablevoice to "CruelIntentions". Some of thelesser names (notably Telepathe on the closing "Pinball") are equally well chosen. The second secret of a great party isthe soundtrack, and TPis a uniformly exuberant electro-dance experience from start to end.