In what seems to be a bit of a different step for Fueled By Ramen, the Aeffect is a three-piece act that is pure '80s techno. Think Joy Electric or early Depeche Mode with a killer backbeat and catchy choruses fueled in a dark manner, but not as bleak as much of the techno-pop of yore. A couple of piano tracks are thrown into this album to give it a somber feel and to take the edge off the bubbliness. However, the band keeps things simple, with keyboards and electronic drums topping lead singer Aaron Feibus' strong, suede vocals, to make for a perfectly executed six-song EP.
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AllMusic Review by Kurt Morris