by Young Guns
Released: Sep 2012
Young Guns' sophomore effort Bones is a savvy distillation of every major modern-rock act of the past decade, from Radiohead and The Strokes to Queens Of The Stone Age and At The Drive-In. Moreover, just about every tune here is an anthem (sweeping choruses, impassioned vocals, bombastic arrangements) performed as if the end of civilization is only 48 hours away. This sense of desperation is a bit much to take after a handful of songs, yet there's no denying the pop skills these London lads display on "Dearly Departed," "I Was Born, I Have Lived, I Will Surely Die" and "Towers (On My Way)."