The debut from Montreal's answer to Interpol is a slick collection of Brit-style mope-rock, mixing influences ranging from Echo & the Bunnymen to Coldplay.

The debut from Montreal's answer to Interpol is a slick collection of Brit-style mope-rock, mixing influences ranging from Echo & the Bunnymen to Coldplay. It is hard to quibble with the results. Tracks like "Lola Stars and Stripes" and "Yesterday Never Tomorrows" are among a handful of lush, moody gems contained here. If only it did not all sound quite so familiar. The trend of copping the touchstones of '80s alternative rock—bits of the Cure and Joy Division can be found here, too—is quickly growing tired. Let's hope this promising band finds more of its own voice the next time out.—BG