Another Stereo Total album already? This paragon of pop simplicity returns with plenty more jingly songs, sung in foreign languages, yet as charming as they come. For example, “Ringo, I Love You” is a heartfelt tribute to the jolliest Beatle, and it comes not just with overdriven vocals but with plenty of Fab Four musical touches. Like young kids unaware of the egomaniacal baggage attached to rock and roll, Stereo Total cut loose all the stops and blast out the most basic of riffs, redeeming them with the utmost sincerity. Guaranteed 100% posturing-free.
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