For a band whose first album was released in 1970, Sparks does not show any signs of age. This band of brothers Ron and Russell Mael offers up a unique mix of clever lyrics and oddly catchy tunes.

Their newest album, Exotic Creatures of the Deep, offers a fresh batch of frantic, piano-driven pieces that defy any consistent categorization, all of which fall into the flow of a refrain of “I don’t care if you love me, just so you like me” that repeats throughout the album. Exotic Creatures of the Deep ranges from disco-esque pieces like “Good Morning” to dramatic, instrumental pieces like “This Is Renaissance.”

As a whole, the album is a delight.

Grade: B+

Exotic Creatures of the Deep is currently available.