She Wants Revenge finds two L.A. DJs, part-time MC Justin Warfield and Adam "Adam 12" Bravin, pawning their hip-hop club gear and channeling their inner Interpol -- though many will understandably arg

She Wants Revenge finds two L.A. DJs, part-time MC Justin Warfield and Adam "Adam 12" Bravin, pawning their hip-hop club gear and channeling their inner Interpol -- though many will understandably argue that by "channel," they mean "reproduce as skillfully as possible under current human cloning restrictions." Ostensibly recorded while listening to truckloads of Joy Division and Gary Numan, the hip-hoppers-turned-indie-rockers spin illicit, dark-night-of-the-soul tales over coal-colored synthesizers to create roboto sounds that in print sound pretty obnoxious, but come off stronger than expected. Warfield drops rhymes in a Robby The Robot monotone that, on an adventurous track, will bravely shift up to one whole key, and Bravin aids in a production style whose synthetic droning is a solid tribute to the many bands that have honed it in the past 25 years. That said, indie rock's already endured the attack of many successful clones, and though there's not an original blip, buzz or note here, there are surprisingly few unenjoyable ones. -- Jeff Vrabel