Friday, August 14, 2009

Japandroids: Post-Nothing

Artist: Japandroids
Album: Post-Nothing
Date Released: August 4, 2009
Genre: indie-rock, noise-rock
Rating: 9.0

Review: Post-Nothing, the debut from Vancouver duo Japandroids, is one of those albums that could be easily overlooked and passed over as another effort in the suddenly over-crowded noise-rock scene. But closer inspection reveals catchy riffs, shockingly good performances and no shortage of excellent melodies and grooves. And with lyrics like, "We used to dream, now we worry about dying," along with song titles like "I Quit Girls," it's a no-brainer: Post-Nothing is truly one of the best albums of 2009.