ACTION ACTION


"The Army of Shapes Between Wars" (Victory; 2006)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Eighties rock lives according to Action Action, whose latest 13-track homage to that decade is laden with a bevy of synths, tortured vocals, sugarcoated choruses, and ... lameness. 

Cashing in on the hipster dance rock phenomenon, this quartet's Depeche Mode-by-way-of-The Cars delivery is a hard pill to swallow even for fans that remember Duran Duran and Cutting Crew as incendiary artists. 

Avoid this disc unless you have a '80s fix that Wang Chung canít cure. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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