Living Thing The trio best known for 2006's ubiquitous anthem "Young Folks" remains shamelessly earnest adorable. It may rot your teeth, but it's an aesthetic they embrace… Living Thing The trio best known for 2006's ubiquitous anthem "Young Folks" remains shamelessly earnest adorable. It may rot your teeth, but it's an aesthetic they embrace… 2009-03-31 Peter Bjorn and John Indie Rock
Music Review

Living Thing (2009)

The Importance of being Earnest: Peter, Bjorn, and John
The Importance of being Earnest: Peter, Bjorn, and John
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Mar 31, 2009; Lead Performance: Peter Bjorn and John; Genre: Indie Rock

The trio best known for 2006's ubiquitous anthem ''Young Folks'' remains shamelessly earnest adorable. It may rot your teeth, but it's an aesthetic they embrace without irony: Though the title track jacks its chorus from ELO's 1976 symphonic-cheese classic ''Livin' Thing,'' the music is pure featherweight, percussion-driven synth-pop. That shtick eventually wears thin on Living Thing, but on the stomping, squiggly ''Nothing to Worry About,'' it kills. B

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Originally posted Mar 25, 2009 Published in issue #1041 Apr 03, 2009 Order article reprints
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