"This is going to kick ass," you'll say to yourself after Magnetic Warrior, the first track of Archie Bronson Outfit's long-awaited follow-up to 2006's Derdang Derdang. If the English art-school psychedelic trio had been able to keep up that momentum, their third album would be a solid one.
Instead, they stumble and disappoint. Shark's Tooth trades frenzied saw sound for jarring disco, while the rest of the album shifts between psychedelia (You Have A Right To A Mountain Life/One Up On Yourself), monotonous drone (Bite It And Believe It) and new wave on Chunk, which carries DFA undertones thanks to production help from ex-DFA half Tim Goldsworthy. His touch helps, but not nearly enough.
Top track: Magnetic Warrior