1990s – Kicks

March 28, 2009

kicksIt’s hard to appreciate what a wild mix of stylesKicks, the second album from Scotland based band 1990s, contains until it’s all over 12 tracks and 40 minutes later. It’s part New Wave pop, part snotty punk, part 60’s inspired garage rock and pop, all served up with just the right amount of the profane and the decadent. On Kicks, 1990s often skirt the line between confidence and self-satisfaction, wit and smugness, but always stay on the right side of either. The result is smart, stylish music that’s great fun to listen to and probably even more fun to dance to. Standout cuts: “Vondelpark,” “I Don’t Even Know What That Is,” “59” and “The Box.”