Album Review: Tribes
    • THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011

    • Posted by: Joe Puglisi

    With such fervent longing for the ennui rock of the mid '90s, combined with the ironic disillusionment of our current pop landscape and its plethora of Ke$ha type sing-song slop, it's surprising no one sounding suspiciously like Blur has yet taken up the mantle of arena rock. The Jack White empire of dirty guitars and bad-ass attitude seems to be the flavor of the moment, with insufferable cool like the Black Keys presenting the only competition to soft-rock's early aught champions (Coldplay), and indie rockers who remain true to themselves and inexplicably become super-famous despite the odds (Arcade Fire).

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