An ode to nightlife and slackerdom, the D4's major-label U.S. debut is pure, simple rock candy.
An ode to nightlife and slackerdom, the D4's major-label U.S. debut is pure, simple rock candy. No new ground is broken with the band's garage punk flavor, but the vibrant guitar riffs and manic drumlines prove a fine addition to the increasingly popular genre. A track like "Party," with a title that's mentioned one time too many, manages to roar alive by way of its rapid-fire melody. Other songs worthy of toasts by the New Zealand-based D4 are the feel-good "Get Loose" and the toe-tapping "Invader Ace." Listening to 6Twenty in one sitting reveals something too familiar, and somewhat derivative of other import acts like the Hives of Sweden and the Vines of Australia. To paraphrase one of the act's songs, it's doubtful the D4 will have girls look at them funny for much longer.—SA