BAD ROBOTS, THE: Self-titled: CD

At first I was worried. Worried that this band was from somewhere like Idaho, and so why was the lead singer singing with a British accent? But I did a bit of Nancy Drew internet searching and found out, thank heavens, they seem to be actually British. So now I can admit it: I like them. The Bad Robots are obviously influenced by The Clash and hey, there’s nothing wrong with that. The sound on this recording is not great, the drums sound tinny and under-whelming, but the songwriting is classic and strong and I can tell this band puts on an awesome live show. Although it’s in my nature to doubt bands whose promo material claims that they “have not yet failed to get even the quietest crowd dancing and yelling,” with these guys I actually believe it.

 –jennifer ([email protected])