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  • Summary: 'Myths' marks the debut for the fun-loving dance-rock (or as the band themselves call it, "new rave") four-piece from Brighton, England.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. This isn't a rave record. It was never supposed to be. It's a wildly varying catalogue of melody and energy that eschews genre and scene in favour of songwriting and awe-inspiringly beefy production.
  2. If it's house music you're after then you won't like this because this (sorry to point out the bloody obvious) is something completely different. And that, as far as we're concerned, is the whole point.
  3. For a band that formed little over a year ago, the energy and intent of this record is thrilling and the music rarely fails their undoubtedly grand ambitions.
  4. It's a little uneven and definitely not the reinvention of music as we know it, but Myths of the Near Future is a strong enough debut to survive a level of hype that has crushed other bands, and enjoyable enough to return to when the hype dies down.
  5. Listen to the tracks that are not being released as singles and you'll see that the band truly does have something to offer outside of their super-fun-party-time aesthetic.
  6. Tidy enough indie pop, though the glowstick remains unwaved. [Feb 2007, p.99]
  7. The songs descend the same chords repeatedly and ponderously, as if the band were falling down the same flight of stairs over and over again.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
  1. voodoocookie
    Jun 11, 2007
    10
    I was surprised by how catchy this album is. I couldn't not stop listening to it for the past 6 months or whenever it first came out! I was surprised by how catchy this album is. I couldn't not stop listening to it for the past 6 months or whenever it first came out! Bloody briilliant and awesome live too! (Although crowd is a bit young, but hey it's still as fun...) Expand
  2. MacyG
    Feb 7, 2007
    10
    FantasticK!
  3. NickR
    Mar 1, 2007
    9
    Great album best thing I have heard in along time
  4. JP
    Feb 3, 2007
    7
    No matter how many times i repeat Myths... it never manages to reach the expectations that the likes of 'Atlantis To Interzone' and No matter how many times i repeat Myths... it never manages to reach the expectations that the likes of 'Atlantis To Interzone' and 'Gravity's Rainbow' set before it. Expand
  5. JohnS
    May 14, 2007
    7
    Soaring through space and time to a land of glow sticks and neons. The Klaxons have arrived
  6. LucasA.
    Jun 7, 2007
    5
    Several great tracks like 'Atlantis to Interzone' or 'Gravity's Rainbow', but ultimately horribly over-hyped. And Several great tracks like 'Atlantis to Interzone' or 'Gravity's Rainbow', but ultimately horribly over-hyped. And actually quite boring. Expand
  7. Will
    Mar 5, 2007
    0
    Pathetic rubbish, Guardian review is spot on.

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