Wednesday, October 10, 2007

She Wants Revenge: This is Forever (Geffen)
release: October 9, 2007
style: broken promises and broken hearts electro dance goth-rock
similar: Fischerspooner, Joy Division, Interpol, The Faint, Bauhaus
rating: ****
With song titles that fit the dark, anti-love mood of the debut ("Written in Blood," "This is the End"), This is Forever was already destined to vary little from the debut, which regenerated a composite of the best dark electro, goth and post-punk. It's an unpretty world that She Wants Revenge isn't shy to expose, opening with the ominous "First Love" (not far from Depeched Mode's "Pimpf") and "Written in Blood," which is something about a wedding and being dressed in black. While several tracks are remarkably similar to those on the debut-- "She Will Always be a Broken Girl" for example nearly replicates "These Things"--it's effortless to get lost in the melodramatic subject matter and dance club-ready hooks. Simply put, if you bled your heart on the dancefloor for the first album, This is Forever should have the same effect. -Kenyon

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