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Yours Truly, Angry Mob

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Yours Truly, Angry Mob

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
Universal
genre:
Rock

We gave it a B-

With their relentlessly upbeat 2005 debut and enthusiastic live shows, the Kaiser Chiefs have earned millions of fans in the U.K. and a sturdy base of admirers in the U.S. Yours Truly, Angry Mob doesn’t stray from Employment‘s boozy blueprint; it’s uncomplicated Britpop, all pogoing rave-ups (”Heat Dies Down”), hokey guitar riffs (”Learnt My Lesson Well”), and more ”la-la-la”s than a Motown best-of (”Ruby”). The familiarity is comforting, but nothing here will make you jump up on the bar and head-butt a stranger like early single ”I Predict a Riot.”