Autumn de Wilde
Chris Willman
March 14, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Lay Down the Law

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Rock

We gave it an A-

”It remains to be seen/If you’ve got what it takes to be queen,” singer Matt Bishop announces in Lay Down the Law‘s opening song, ”Drama Queen,” ordering the aspiring lady to ”get your ass through my door.” We’ve seen this arrogance before, but Switches justify their cockiness with talent, excelling in the feisty hooks and high-pitched oo-oo-oos that hark back to the glam era at its best. If you’ve hoped for a missing link between T. Rex and the Killers (and hoped the balance would tilt toward the former), swaggering salvation is at hand. A-
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