This album from Detroit electro-garage band, Electric Six, invites the listener to consider two obvious reference points. One being Dynasty, the abysmal 1979 disco album by stadium rock clowns Kiss, the other being the inside cover of Daft Punk's 1997 debut Homework (a collage of grubby teen paraphernalia—comics, rock stickers, Chic seven inches). Electric Six nail a kitschy hybrid of '70s rock and disco—AC/DC & The Sunshine Band, if you will—but repeated plays reveal little charm and less real humour.

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Electric Six – Fire

This album from Detroit electro-garage band, Electric Six, invites the listener to consider two obvious reference points. One being Dynasty, the abysmal 1979 disco album by stadium rock clowns Kiss, the other being the inside cover of Daft Punk’s 1997 debut Homework (a collage of grubby teen paraphernalia?comics, rock stickers, Chic seven inches). Electric Six nail a kitschy hybrid of ’70s rock and disco?AC/DC & The Sunshine Band, if you will?but repeated plays reveal little charm and less real humour. There are a couple of admittedly killer riffs, but the stench of music industry in-joke is overwhelming. It’s all too easy to imagine Electric Six ending up in a novelty niche/rut similar to that of Fun Lovin’ Criminals?unable to get arrested in their homeland, destined to play end-of-term balls until their career sputters out.