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Tidy little indie rock band wagon,
This review is from: Not Accepted Anywhere (Audio CD)
Despite being flavour of the month on Radio 1, the Automatic are quite good :) and this is a punchy little debut. Take Franz, Futureheads, Blink 182, Maximo, put your local village idiot shouting the backing vocals in a bizarre off key way, and you have the sound. The lyrics are pretty standard 'modern working life is rubbish' stuff - not as clever as the Artics but not bad.
The singles (Recover, Raoul, Monster) are top notch bits of hi energy pop and make for a strong start to the album. There aren't any real diversions from this theme as you go through, so it wears a little thin by the end but not enough to grate. The album sleeve has a nice little graphic strip too.
They need to think up a plan B for the second album but this will do nicely for the first. Recommended.