Daily Download: "Do What You Wanna Do," Acid House Kings

Published November 8, 2005 8:01AM (EST)

Sweden's Acid House Kings make shamelessly derivative, rather twee retro pop music -- it's so free of guile, so determined to make you smile, that begrudging their lack of originality would be simply humbuggish. Here the band sounds kind of like a well-rehearsed version of fellow backward-looking cutesies Saturday Looks Good to Me, and the vintage production touches are perfect, but the most striking thing is Niklas Angergard's soaring and strangely plastic voice.

By Salon Staff

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