The Enemy UK, 'Music for the People' (Warner Bros.)

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Music for the People
Critical Mass
Label: Warner Bros.

by Josh Modell

These Brit kids didn't splash as much as expected in 2007 with their proudly working-class tales of Coventry street life, so they reached into the tackle box for some stadium bait. And while there are still a couple of Jam-like snarlers on album two, the aping of Oasis' more bloated days sinks things quickly. "51st State" fumbles for a political message from a time before these boys were born, "Be Somebody" collapses under a barrage of clichés, and "Last Goodbye" aspires to "Wonderwall" but ends up a Bon Jovi power-ballad joke. There's a fine line between ambition and desperation.

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