Sunday, June 24, 2012

Oh oh oh!

Japandroids--Celebration Rock
I fucking hated their first record. (Still do. Well, mostly. I might be warming up to its grubby noise-rock.)  But this album has been on loop in my car for an entire goddamned month now.  Yeah!  Bits of it embody a weird douche-bro-ness that I can't quite put my finger on (it kinda channels a louder, better Kings-of-Leon-meets-the-Hold-Steady I suppose, and lord knows I can't stand either of those bastards).  There are only so many lines about drinking and smoking and partying that I can take, I guess.  But this album makes me want to throw my fist up--it's loud and dense and just a little bit bittersweet, and the boys' guitar-n-drum wall of sound is just so goddamned fearless and ecstatic.  Play it loud.

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