Mass Romantic You wouldn't expect songs like "The Slow Descent Into Alcoholism" and "Execution Day" to inspire air guitar rapture, but this Canadian collective (headed by Destroyer's… Mass Romantic You wouldn't expect songs like "The Slow Descent Into Alcoholism" and "Execution Day" to inspire air guitar rapture, but this Canadian collective (headed by Destroyer's… The New Pornographers
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Album Review: 'Mass Romantic'

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You wouldn't expect songs like ''The Slow Descent Into Alcoholism'' and ''Execution Day'' to inspire air guitar rapture, but this Canadian collective (headed by Destroyer's Dan Bejar and Zumpano's Carl Newman) gives you reason to lose your composure. An insanely contagious concoction of new wave, Cheap Trick, and garage-glam pandemonium, Romantic is a perfect pop album. Neko Case fans take note: The alt-country vixen lends twang-free lead vocals to a few choice cuts. A

Originally posted Feb 23, 2001 Published in issue #583-584 Feb 23, 2001 Order article reprints