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It was no accident. The Canadian band’s fifth album (and first for major label Sony) is an unashamed, big, fun, majestic, twisted pop record. And it’s all by design, with producers including Thomas Bangalter (Daft Punk), Geoff Barrow (Portishead) and Steve Mackey (Pulp) keeping things on the cool side of pop. Of course. The intoxicating Signs of Life has Bangalter’s fingerprints al…