Simon Vozick-Levinson
April 18, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Konk

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Pop, Rock

We gave it a B+

Ironically enough, there’s never been anything kooky about the Kooks. The English quartet’s sophomore CD Konk is another batch of British Invasion homages, complete with familiar guitar riffs and romantic lyrics that summon the spirit of ’66. Even as they shamelessly pillage the songwriting techniques of the Beatles, Stones, and Kinks, the Kooks also manage to capture a bit of their idols’ effusive energy (arguably a tougher task). Is this groundbreaking, breathtaking, shockingly fresh music? Of course not. But it’s hard not to get caught up in the lads’ enthusiasm. B+
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