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She Wants Revenge, ‘This Is Forever’ (Geffen)

The title of the second album by this SoCal duo seems directed toward skeptics who called their debut an Interpol- (or Bravery-) aping, dance-rock cash grab. Of course, that doesn’t make This Is Forever anything other than a dance-rock cash grab: As tuneless tracks like “Replacement” and “Written in Blood” prove, these guys are still more interested in sonic decorations than the songs those decorations might embellish. If singer Justin Warfield had a sense of humor about himself, that wouldn’t be such a bummer; as is, Forever seems to go on for about that long.