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Excellent Indie Pop With an Edge,
This review is from: Superabundance (Audio CD)
This album is rife with excellent indie pop that's not afraid to roughen its edges now and then with tougher tracks like "Up All Night"-a kind of exceedingly English Hot Hot Heat-but only kind of. Speaking of which, this is perhaps the most shamelessly English group since Syd Barrett was cutting tracks like "Astronomy Domine" with Pink Floyd-"Knives" is British for "Knaves," for instance, which is exactly how they got their band name. These tweed-clad Brits made a rather auspicious entry onto the scene by declaring themselves "Dead" on their debut EP, "The Young Knives . . . Are Dead." But they're not, you see. Last year they were nominated for the really important-sounding "Nationwide Mercury Prize," and now they're giving geek rock a good name with this truly fantastic new CD. Don't miss out--this one promises to make many "Best Of" lists in 2008.
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