The Androids

Ambitious but overbearing young Aussie outfit make identikit MTV-oriented debut album

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A big hit in their homeland with the catchy but vacuous “Do It With Madonna” single, The Androids are a depressing example of what passes for ingenuity in trivia and pop culture-obsessed times. The glossed-up grunge tunes nag like a bad toothache, while “Brand New Life” manages to be simultaneously clueless and cynical. Avril Lavigne fans may find it radical, but The Androids are as potent as Junior Disprin.

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