The Music: The Music (Capitol)

Still, these youngsters craft a sound reminiscent of Led Zeppelin and early U2 in its size and stadium-filling capacity.

Rock music for ecstasy is the best way to describe the Music and their debut album of the same name. These four lads from Leeds combine electronic beats with the drive of Led Zeppelin, surrounding it with a psychedelic, reverb-filled fog. As bored teenagers growing up in Kippex, Leeds music brought them together. They practiced and they toured and they got a following from these live shows, and then they released a few EPs. The people kept coming to dance and shake to the driving, epic-sized guitar sounds and powerful vocals of Robert Harvey.

This release blends everything from psychedelic ’60s rock to ’70s southern guitar rock and complements it with the electronic beats of the ’00s. This combination works in creating an arena-sized sound. The songs rise and fall like waves racing in from the ocean, crashing in a brilliance of colors while bursting in a sonic fury against your skull. When you turn up the knobs and let the Music flow by, you get the feeling that they want to set you free, make you dance, and set you in motion to the beat.

Comparing contemporary bands to legends of the past and present can be very dangerous, especially when none of the members of the Music are over 25. Still, these youngsters craft a sound reminiscent of Led Zeppelin and early U2 in its size and stadium-filling capacity. This may not be the perfect album, but it is one hell of a starting point.

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