Empire of the Sun was very inspirational for me in younger years, it's so nice to come back to them, seeing nothing really changed with my feelings. By the way, after discovering other band, MGMT, I thought "well, this is so similar to Empire of the Sun!" - so whoever want something similar, I recommend highly MGMT.
I wrote this after hearing "Electric Feel", which is similar to Empire of the Sun, but I agree - taking MGMT as a whole gives different impression and there's no longer much similarity between them. Probably depends on MGMT's album, so "Oracular Spectacular" semms most appropriate with its really Empire-ish vocals.
I actually picked MGMT up just because the vocals really reminded me of Luke Steele. It was actually the only other band (besides Gorillaz and Robbie Williams) I accepted.
Later when I listened to MGMT's newer albums I grew to appreciate MGMT as it was.
The first half Walking on a Dream is great, but the album loses it's steam halfway in such a bad way. Gtfo with the 'gay' connotations, open your mind a little and at least try to enjoy the fucking music.