Amanda & the Marbles pulled critical praise for their 2002 album, "More Seduction," and fans dubbed their sound "neo new wave power pop punk." It's an accurate description for the dozen tracks com

Amanda & the Marbles pulled critical praise for their 2002 album, "More Seduction," and fans dubbed their sound "neo new wave power pop punk." It's an accurate description for the dozen tracks comprising "Angels With Dirty Faces," particularly with the addition of keyboards that further flesh out the band's early-'80s roller-rink tunes. But the 12 tracks sound so repetitive that the lyrics are the only way to discern one song from the next. With subject matter like "Lipstick," "Ode to Rock" and "Seventeen," they are sticky with retro bubble gum that is made more cloying by Amanda Marble's too-earnest warbling, which seems like an attempt to emulate the duskier tone of the Motels' Martha Davis. Covers of the Fast Cars' "Kids Just Want to Dance" and the Avengers' "Cheap Tragedies" are included, but they don't make much of a difference.—CLT

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