By Evan Serpick
Updated February 22, 2002 at 05:00 AM EST

In this age of digitized music, indie rockers 90 Day Men remind us that psychedelic ambiance can be created with old tools like piano and drums. Forgive them for their histrionic vocals and succumb to the syncopated clamor that pulls together into powerful melodic moments. Avoiding verse-chorus-verse structures, the Chicago hipsters recall a hookier Sonic Youth or a louder Yo La Tengo, but are still their own men. B+