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Testament to Youth in Verse!,
This review is from: Electric Vision (Audio CD)
The second album from the Canadian pop-punk outfit.
If you're at all familiar with their first album 'Mass Romantic' then you can expect a similar brand of punchy, catchy tracks. The band haven't really evolved since their first outing, but that really doesn't matter because the songs are so great. 'The Laws Have Changed' and 'The Electric Version' are probably the catchiest tracks on the album, boasting the same highly melodic and frenetic style that made the first album a masterpiece.
Unfortunately, Neko case (the fantastic girl singer) only sings lead on a couple of tracks but Carl Newman delivers some strong vocal performances as the bands frontman.
The band's overall sound is still very keyboard heavy and full of energetic drum fills, but there are also subtle uses of strings and saxophones if you listen out.
The lyrics sound interesting as well, its a shame they didn't print them.
Electric Version is a great pop album and deserves to be played loud.