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    Tue, 17 Apr 2012 14:50:58

    Neon Trees "Picture Show" Review — 4 out of 5 stars - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino…

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    • Neon Trees - LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: (L-R) Musicians Chris Allen, Tyler Glenn, Elaine Bradley and Branden Campbell of Neon Trees attend the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
    • Neon Trees - LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Neon Trees attends the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
    • Neon Trees - LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: (L-R) Musicians Chris Allen, Tyler Glenn, Elaine Bradley and Branden Campbell of Neon Trees attend the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Neon Trees light up the dance floor again on their new album Picture Show [Get it here].

    The quartet shines vibrantly on the follow-up to their debut, Habits. Swaggering electro pop gets hyper-charged with punk energy on the propulsive "Moving in the Dark" and "Teenage Sounds". Frontman Tyler Glenn croons with ballsy bravado that slightly nods to Morrissey but with a charisma and charm all his own. "The Weekend" starts almost like The Shaft theme with the shaky beat before launching into an invigorating hook and slick '80s groove.

    The shimmering finale, "I Am the DJ" remains a standout. It's a feel-good closer that leaves off with a fun sense of whimsy. In a day and age ruled by DJs, it's pretty remarkable to see a rock 'n' roll band groove it out just as good.

    Rick Florino
    04.17.12


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