Album: Devo, Something for Everybody (Warner Bros)
Sunday 13 June 2010
Devo's is one comeback that hasn't been driven by the dollar: Mark Mothersbaugh was making a lucrative living at the lowbrow end of the spectrum (kiddies' themes, internet memes).
Which is why Something for Everybody exudes pure joy. The bustling, robo-rhythmed new wave sound on the groundbreaking Akron art-rockers' ninth album is typified by the cracking single "Don't Shoot (I'm a Man)". The plantpot-headed sextet's comeback is the sound of bright brains having fun. And that's never a chore.
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