Album review: Japandroids - 'Post-Nothing'
A brutal force of joyous abandon
Despite the nihilistic bent of that title, the world must seem a rosy place for this Vancouver noise-pop duo right now. Over the past few months music fans and critics alike have been throwing about all sorts of glowing adjectives concerning their debut album. And whew! – their debut is a gale-force riot, a virtual tempest of joyous abandon. “I don’t wanna worry about dying/I just wanna worry about those sunshine girls”
, yelps guitarist Brian King on the bristling, vital ‘Young Hearts Spark Fire’
. We’re sold, then – just one small quandary left to figure out… Which is weirder: the fact that some of these songs sound a lot like Foreigner
recording in a wind tunnel, or the fact that that they’re the most killer moments here?
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