It takes a special kind of talent to create an album with a theme and make it work successfully. Empire of the Sun accomplishes this feat on their album Ice on the Dune. As the title suggests, there is a recurring theme of snow and ice throughout the album. As uncanny of a theme as it is, every song successfully reflects the theme of ice thanks to the album’s unique production and execution. As for the songs, every song manages to stand out from the rest, resulting in some great picks such as DNA, Concert Pitch, and Alive.