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Caesars, ‘Strawberry Weed’ (Astralwerks)

Jon Young // August 18, 2008

Caesars drummer Nino Keller could carry an album all by himself: From the violent eruptions on “Fools Parade” to the funky, sample-worthy breakdowns in “Boo Boo Go Goo,” the nimble showoff never falters. However, the Swedish quartet — best known for “Jerk It Out,” featured in an iPod ad a few years ago — also churns out concise, addictive tunes that wrap fierce emotions in soaring old-fashioned ’60s garage pop. Wistful yet brawny, “Turn It Off” legitimately evokes the pre-rock-opera Who at their smoldering best.