The 12 -track "Robbers and Cowards" starts strong, reaches climax by the second song, "Hang Me Up to Dry" then rolls down from there, thanks to vocalist Nathan Willet, whose impersonation of Julian Casablancas (the Strokes) has him whining. Another wear-down attribute: too much referencing of Jeff Buckley ("Robbers"), Jack White ("Hair Down") andThe Strokes (overall low-fi sound). Such name drops will sure excite the trendiest ears but we doubt interest will last to the last song. Still, the first three songs will have you nodding that, yes, these kids could be the next big thing. –Lou E. AlbanoLINKS
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