Living Things, 'Habeas Corpus' (Jive)

6
Habeas Corpus
Critical Mass
Label: Jive

by David Peisner

In 2005, Living Things' debut album, Ahead of the Lions, felt like a cathartic call to arms for a war-weary country that had sold its soul. Now America's problems are even more dire, but its mood has changed. As such, the strength of this follow-up is not the defiant antiestablishment fist-pumping (though there's plenty), but the tunes. "Let It Rain," a warm, soaring anthem brimming with bittersweet nostalgia, and "Oxygen," which rides a dark, throbbing beat and big, gushing chorus into Depeche Mode–ville, are a nice antidote to the relentless, righteous sloganeering and glittery, staccato riffs.

Listen: Living Things, "Let It Rain"(DOWNLOAD MP3)

BUY:

iTunesAmazon

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Paperwhite — Pieces " 03:58
  • 2 Michael Rault — Nothing Means Nothing " 02:56
  • 3 Gold Beach — Impressions " 04:32
  • 4 GENUFLEX — The Last Gods (Mark Stewart And Rambone Remix) " 05:13
  • 5 Sleigh Bells — That Did It Feat. Tink " 02:41
  • 6 Monster Rally & Jay Stone — Recollection " 02:10
  • 7 Little Boots — Pretty Tough " 03:18

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA