Here We Stand

The Scottish pub-rock trio first caught American ears when their song ”Flathead” popped up on an iPod spot about a year ago. On their sophomore set, the Fratellis’ commercial instinct appears no less primed: Here We Stand is full of catchy, straightforward garage rave-ups that come off like they were concocted by Hollywood music supervisors with a season’s worth of party scenes to soundtrack. Given frontman Jon Fratelli’s swaggering way with a tune (”Mistress Mabel”) and his bandmates’ swinging accompaniment (”My Friend John”), this stuff certainly satisfies. What it doesn’t do is thrill. B-
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Here We Stand
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