Marc Vera
August 22, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Client are clearly trying to channel the muses of ”Violator”-era Depeche Mode. On their sultry debut, the female U.K. duo manipulate synths and beats, rehashing ’80s electro as sleaze pop. Their haunting voices coast over tawdry lyrics on love (”Rock and Roll Machine”) and prostitution(”Client”). And when they beg ”Give me more, more, more” on addiction ode ”Pills,” we know just how they feel.

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