Virtual Boy "Virtual Boy"

By Carly Wolkoff

TOP TRACK: "Sandias"

BOTTOM TRACK: "Motion Control"

3 Nancies

If Virtual Boy aimed to mimic the synth-heavy music found on most 80s and 90s video games, then they succeeded with their eponymous debut album. The Los Angeles-based electronic duo begins dramatically, with the escalating rings of "Motion Control" emulating the most obnoxious arcade music. While this theme of bass-heavy, Auto-Tune-ridden pinball music pervades most of the album, the classically trained Preston Walker and Henry Allen shine through on simpler tracks like "Corrales," which resembles the sound of electronic duo Ratatat.