The Faint, Blank-Wave Arcade

They played two shows here in New York last weekend—both sold out and I didn’t get into either one. It’s a shame, too, since I saw them last year at what was one of the most impressive shows I’d seen in a long, long time. This, their most recent full-length, is absolutely brilliant: forget all the eighties references people keep throwing about. This is music that stands on its own, performed with verve and spark. Favorite track: ‘Call Call’


Andrew Womack is a founding editor of The Morning News. He is always working on the next installment of the Albums of the Year series at TMN. More by Andrew Womack

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