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Album Review

The Lost Patrol is (International) Noise Conspiracy frontman Dennis Lyxsén's side project and The Lost Patrol Band is their third, and best, release. On it the group make a move away from the low-key, somewhat ramshackle charms of the first two releases and embrace a full-on rock & roll sound. Made with a steady band instead of a collection of friends and colleagues, the record sounds like it was bashed out in the best sweat-filled teen dance club in Sweden (or anywhere else for that matter). Steady as steel, the sound almost never wavers from a classic two guitars, bass, drums, and organ attack, though there are some neat background vocals and the occasional cheesy synth to break things up. One might miss the intimacy and sonic adventurism of the previous albums, but the energy and hooks here should ease the sting. Tunes like the rock-solid "Golden Time," "Pick Me Up," "Let Me In," and the wall-shaking rocker that kicks things off, "Feels Like Drowning," walk the narrow line between new wave revivalism and the late-'70s AOR pop sound of groups like Cheap Trick, the Romantics, and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Not the hippest Heartbreakers to emulate, perhaps, but the result is very envigorating and sometimes, as on the, well, heartbreaking "My Heart Is Still a Mess" and "Can't Stand the Quiet," breathtaking in a dancing until you are ready to pass out kind of way. It seems a sure bet that the record will sink without a trace, but you'll be hard-pressed to find a more melodic and spunkier 30 minutes of rock & roll made in 2005.


Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s

The Lost Patrol began in 1998 as a solo project for Dennis Lyxzén, singer for Swedish political punks the (International) Noise Conspiracy. His band, hardcore legends the Refused, had just broken up at the time, and Lyxzén wanted to move away from noise. He ended up releasing a record, 1999's Songs in the Key of Resistance, that was very much influenced by the political folk of artists like Billy Bragg. At the same time, he was forming the (International) Noise Conspiracy, which took most of his...
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