Tuesday, October 5, 2010

CD Review 21: Klaxons

Artist: Klaxons
Album: Surfing the Void
Label: Polydor
Yays: 1, 7, 4, 2, 8

Genre: ROCK – Brit/Alt/Pop/Rock
RIYL: Does it Offend You, Yeah?; Arctic Monkeys; Panic! At the Disco

Klaxons are a rock band, influenced by 80’s and 90’s rave music. In fact, their bass player calls it “nu-rave.” Whatever you call it, this album sounds like alt/pop/rock to me.

It’s a little aggressive and experimental for pop-rock, but pop-rock none the less. Perhaps this is just what the future of pop-rock will sound like? Spin Magazine said that “even Klaxons’ most ominously rambunctious tracks grind out plenty of bug-eyed dream pop chants.” I’d say that that’s about right.

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