Simon Vozick-Levinson
September 14, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Proof of Youth

Current Status
In Season
Indie Rock

We gave it a B

This U.K. act’s acclaimed ’05 debut was like nothing else listeners had ever heard: giddy, lo-fi collages of brass fanfare, playground-style rap, and squealing guitars. Two years later, however, the Go! Team’s once-unique formula has grown stale. This follow-up hits the same marks as the band’s first CD, with the only notable addition being an inexplicable Chuck D cameo. That’s not necessarily a bad thing — Proof of Youth will delight newcomers to The Go! Team — but it’s a shame the group’s sound is already stuck on repeat. B
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