By Mandi Bierly
April 13, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT

What's the Time Mr. Wolf?


We’re about four years into England’s post-punk revival — think Bloc Party — and the scene hasn’t burned out yet. More proof arrives with this London trio, whose dance-rock comes adorned with glittery choruses and jaunty rhythms. Much credit is due to singer-bassist Shingai Shoniwa, who can do catharsis like a gospel belter and a punk-rock cretin. Show-offy noodling derails the last few cuts of What’s the Time Mr. Wolf?, but when the Noisettes connect, they’re a euphoric mix of Bow Wow Wow and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. B

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