Marc Vera
July 09, 2004 AT 04:00 AM EDT

While the band’s name may evoke some rather harsh imagery, it’s clear the happy-go-lucky electric ’80s are what truly inspire IATWTC. The duo’s newest manages to soak up every last piece of sugary-sweet synth-pop from the drum-machine-laden era. Too bad they couldn’t put it to better use than a record full of drab Casio ditties. Who knew there was such a thing as too much Blondie and Berlin?

You May Like