We gave it an A-
Let’s Stay Friends is the first studio album from the NYC noisemakers in six years. Welcome back, dudes! ”This band’s a beating heart/And it’s nowhere near its end,” vocalist Tim Harrington yelps on ”Pots & Pans,” the rousing, reassuring opener. The rest of the CD — while not quite up to the best of their killer 2004 singles compilation, Inches — vrooms along to the tune of Les Savy Fav’s unique stinging-guitar sound: It’s typically loud yet occasionally playful. The group is malevolent and charming at once, still a beguiling combo.
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