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Short but Absolutley Brilliant,
This review is from: Make Up the Breakdown + DVD (Audio CD)
Lets get this out of the way. This album is only really like The Sleepy Jackson Mini LP, and at 32 mins, manages the feat of being even shorter than The Strokes' Is This It.
OK, now to the review. Hot Hot Heat are one of those new bands that NME raves about, and hail from Canada, although they have taken the New York sound of The Strokes etc. and given it a good kick up the backside. Up until the final song, the keyboard player/lead vocalist of the band never slows down. This is fast paced stuff alright. Along with Guitars, this band also like the sound of the keyboard, mainly because the lead singer plays it. There are also tambourines and bells present in some of the songs, and it makes for a very enjoyable sound. The first 5 tracks are without a doubt the best, with Oh God Damnit and Get in Or Get Out particularly good, even showing up the excellent 1st single 'Bandages' It tails of a little in the 2nd half of the album, but there are still highlights in Save Us S.O.S. and This Town. For a debut, this is wonderful stuff, and I expect big things from them in the future. Are they New Wave, Punk. Well I'm rubbish at putting bands in genres, but they are good. Highly Energetic and only loses the mark for the shortness and a couple of songs that don't live up to the heights of the rest of the album.