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To Rococo Rot Hotel Morgen

The time has come to pull the plug on bands like To Rococo Rot-talented fellows, but prone to flogging dead horses all the same. On Hotel Morgen, the Germans are but shadows of their former selves, passing off lazy electronic squiggles as fully-formed songs. If there's redemption to be found here, it comes in the form of the album-opening "Dahlem," a midtempo schaffel piece which serves only to raise hopes before the debacle to come. Alas, computerized folk never sounded as tired as it does here.

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