The Vines, 'Melodia' (Ivy League)

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by Mikael Wood

Back from the brink of a long-promised implosion, the Vines sound like a band renewed on their first album since being booted from Capitol following dismal sales of 2006's muddled Vision Valley. Not that Asperger's-afflicted frontman Craig Nicholls has changed up his game; he's still churning out fuzz-drenched guitar pop like it's going out of style (again). But the sticky melodies and taut grooves in cuts like "Get Out" and "He's a Rocker" prove that Nicholls' talent isn't entirely wrapped up in his ability to wreck a stage.

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