The self-titled bow from British buzz-band of the moment, the Music, is a work of adrenalized neo-psychedelia that mixes influences ranging from Oasis to the Happy Mondays and Led Zeppelin.

The self-titled bow from British buzz-band of the moment, the Music, is a work of adrenalized neo-psychedelia that mixes influences ranging from Oasis to the Happy Mondays and Led Zeppelin. At its best—lead single "Take the Long Road and Walk It" and the soaring anthem "The People"—the album is a rush of bombastic guitar squall fused with an undeniable element of danceability. If only there were more such moments. At the same time, the band's formula also tends to lend itself to monolithic droning, which gets to be a bit much—a fact not helped by frontman Robert Harvey's Geddy Lee-inflected vocal style. But shortcomings aside, this Leeds-based quartet is a young band long on promise, and its debut marks a hopeful starting point.—BG