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The Betrayed Lostprophets 7.99 pounds at iTunes; rating: HHH

Written by MangalDalal | Published: May 8, 2010 9:36:19 pm

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 he’s 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 band’s primary market — teenagers. But it can be a delight for non-teens too. It won’t be the soundtrack of your life,but is worth having in the background.

mangal.dalal@expressindia.com

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