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Datarock Datarock Datarock

I have no idea who Datarock is–they seem to resemble 13 different bands on this reissue of their 2005 debut. A swank disco number is followed by a department-store house tune that declares it's every woman, which is followed by Hot Chip and "Weird" Al Yankovic remaking Grease... the costume changes never cease. Neither do geeky lyrics like, "I ran into her in computer camp/Was that in '84?/Not sure I had my Commodore 64/I had to score," but vocalist Fredrik Saroea's campiness still sells it well. Stereotypical "nerdcore" moments like "Sex Me Up" reign, and the lounge serenade "Ganguro Girl" rehashes the '90s nostalgia for the '70s. But that doesn't mean these guys don't know how to entertain.

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