Named in honour of a Duran Duran bootleg tape,Lostprophets have fans in a younger demographic than the more successful Welsh bands such as Manic Street Preachers or Stereophonics. With punk rock roots and a nu-metal tag,Lostprophets fourth album The Betrayed sounds relatively polished,almost sobered down. Mostly underground until their first album,The Fake Sound of Progress,the band gained commercial success in the UK with their second,Start Something,that featured Last train home,their most successful single till date. Their last album,Liberation Transmission,was No. 1 on the UK charts.
Where we belong is the most agreeable song in their new album,with its catchy chorus and pop-like riffs. For hes a jolly good felon is similarly catchy,but the lyrics about a juvenile thief are rather mundane. The txt-language titled Dstryr / Dstryr is a loud,aggressive,anti-establishment song. Ultimately,the album still caters to the bands primary market teenagers. But it can be a delight for non-teens too. It wont be the soundtrack of your life,but is worth having in the background.