By Kyle Anderson
Updated August 28, 2015 at 05:14 PM EDT

The British quintet began as a dizzying dance-rock act and have been gently evolving since their 2008 U.S. debut. Their fourth album is a great leap forward: a heavy-hitting, slightly scuzzier blend of Britpop melodics and indie-rock noise, best captured by the propulsive “Albatross” and the stomping single “Mountain at My Gates.” With a summer that’s been light on rock thrills, What Went Down is a welcome savior. A–

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