By The Network
Is it Green Day? Is it Devo? The music world was turned upside (in places) when this band suddenly appeared out of nowhere. Green Day denied rumours that they were in fact in The Network and The Network denied they had anything to do with Green Day. Of course one listen to this nu-wave punk album suggests that there is no smoke with out fire.
Fans of Green Day will be pleasantly surprised as this album is bursting with up lifting pop punk with a side order of electronic weirdness. In a recent press conference The Network mentioned Kraftwerk and Devo as their influences. This is plain to hear on the majority of tracks with "Hungry Hungry" sounding like the other two members of the band were once in Kraftwerk. While the track called "Spike" has leader singer Fink (Billie Joe) using his trademark nasally vocals to full effect.
Not the greatest album of all time but a great way to pass the time until the next Green Day album emerges.