Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • Yuck [Fat Possum, 2011] A-

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Yuck [Fat Possum, 2011]
These four Brits are compared to so many '80s-'90s bands you should figure they don't sound much like any of them--and that they recall every one more than they do such modern tunemongers as Best Coast or Sleigh Bells. But in the end modern tunemongers is how they sort out, Amerindie-style because guitars stopped being indie over there before Oasis broke. Adding a wistful variation on Best Coast's forlorn romanticism to a sunstruck variation on Sleigh Bells' principled distortion, they seem like nice kids with talent who may have the spiritual wherewithal to stop vaguing out and go somewhere. A-