UNDERRATED: Japandroids

Is there a more aptly titled album in 2012 than this Canadian duo's "Celebration Rock"? It's full of fuzzed-out guitars, fist-pumping energy and sharp lyrics that demand to be screamed across a tiny club (or an even tinier car). Guitarist Brian King and drummer David Prowse hit a few classic sound-of-youth musical touchstones such as Husker Dü and the Replacements but still come out with something that makes you feel recklessly alive today.
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