Young Love, 'One of Us' (Island)

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by Mikael Wood

Dan Keyes turned more heads in 2007 with his dance-rock debut as Young Love than he ever did fronting his middling emo band Recover. So you can understand why the scene-savvy New Yorker would pump up the deep-throb disco beats even more on this follow-up, which plays like the soundtrack to a self-consciously debauched night out on the Lower East Side. Inevitably, One of Us features a few wrong turns: The dopey bellow of "Black Boots" conjures a frat guy wrecking Incubus at karaoke. But aided by a bag of killer bass lines, Keyes manfully gropes his way to the next hot spot.

Listen: Young Love, "Black Boots"(DOWNLOAD MP3)

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