We gave it a B
Klaxons are leading lights of ”new rave,” a U.K. musical scene influenced by rave, new wave, and, in the case of this trio, a lot of books. Their debut CD’s name, Myths of the Near Future, is taken from a collection of J.G. Ballard tales, while the title of the clattering ”Atlantis to Interzone” references William Burroughs. But you don’t need a literature degree to appreciate the hooks and glorious, frenetic rhythms of the Gorillaz-esque ”Golden Skans” or ”Gravity’s Rainbow” (a more easily digestible work than the Pynchon novel of the same name).