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Japandroids - Near to the Wild Heart of Life

A lot has changed since Japandroids’ last album, 2012’s ‘Celebration Rock’, but some thing remain constant too.
Japandroids - Near to the Wild Heart of Life
Published: 8:46 am, November 03, 2016
A lot has changed since Japandroids’ last album, 2012’s ‘Celebration Rock’, but some thing remain constant too.



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If you’re a band coming back after years away, you better make sure you have something good stashed in your back pocket. A lot has changed since Japandroids’ last album, 2012’s ‘Celebration Rock’, but some thing remain constant too. When the duo hit their stride, time barely matters. Some things just sound right.

That’s exactly where we find the title track to their new album, ‘Near to the Wild Heart of Life’. It hits all the marks we’re looking for; a sweet spot of Springsteen influenced-rock and 100mph dive bar din making. Melodic but robust, heartfelt but never cloying, it’s Japandroids at their very best.

After all, there was no wheel to reinvent here, no envelope to push. With a sound that has already been perfected, all Japandroids ever need to be is the best versions of themselves. With the album due early next year, the signs are promising.

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