Puzzle — Tahiti 80

By Deanna Jager

Tahiti 80 have dedicated themselves to the seemingly endless task most pop stars take on: telling tales about the powerful state of love. Young and emotional, this foursome from France share their simple stories of disappointment and hurt through songs that surprisingly make you smile.

The sweetly melodic vocals of Xavier Boyer flow over the upbeat music that often pulsates with an electronica influence that is intertwined with an undeniably pure-pop base. The happy-go-lucky feel to the CD almost makes you forget that Puzzle is full of failed friendships and unlucky lovers.