Parallels formed in 2008 and started in Toronto, ON, Canada. They specialize in synthpop or electropop and they are pretty damn good at it. “XII” is their third full album release and comes after releasing “Ultralight (EP)” and “Visionaries.” Their sound is a playful mix of dance music, freestyle, 80’s pop, and a hybrid of Kylie Minogue and Robyn. “XII” was a better album than Madonna’s latest CD because it had more variety, substance, and meaning. If Parallels continues to produce good quality albums like “XII,” they are on track to make it big in the music industry.
From the beginning to the end of “XII,” I had a lot of fun listening to this album. Whether the song was upbeat or slow, Parallels perfected their sound. Most of the songs are great for working out or playing in the background of a party. I loved how catchy and memorable all of the songs were and the vocals complemented the awesome instrumentals just right. My favorite songs were “Love & Devotion” and “Ritual Dancer” because they were unlike anything I have heard before.
I loved this album and I highly recommending it to anyone that likes to have a good time. There wasn’t a bad song on the whole album. I look forward to what Parallels will be releasing next and will check out their older albums as well. For those reasons, I am giving this album an “A.”