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Picture Show review - Neon Trees

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EMPTY 'SHOW' The Utah bands disjointed attempts to make a dent in the rock scene fall short

Picture Show

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
music label:
83689
genre:
Rock

We gave it a C+

”I’m sick of people saying rock & roll is dead,” frontman Tyler Glenn laments on the angsty ”Teenage Sounds.” Indeed, the Utah quartet — discovered, tellingly, by the Killers — seem to have arrived too late. Picture Show‘s mixed bag of angular post-punk, moody synths, and blasts of mainstream rock (see ”Everybody Talks”) doesn’t quite have the wit, charm, or cool of its aughties touchstones. What remains is a handful of good-enough offerings to fill the ”rock” spot on pop radio between fun. and Maroon 5 songs. C+

Best Tracks:
Hit Everybody Talks
The CW-ready Still Young