Dubstep/brostep/whatever became popular during my sophomore year of college, and I jumped all over the Skrillex train. A few months later, I abandoned it, decrying the whole genre as a gimmick. Lights and Wires changed my opinion once again. Like any other genre, dubstep can be good or bad. It’s funny that this album changed my mind, though, since it’s halfway between dubstep and drum and bass. This album is full of ambiguity and darkness. It’s grooves creep instead of bludgeon, using subtlety to great effect. It uses modern dubstep mechanics to make something unexpected.