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WhoMadeWho The Plot

Does the world really need another nth-generation dance-punk album? Danish trio WhoMadeWho apparently thinks so. The Plot is the band's sophomore record, and all the familiar post-post-punk elements are in place. Angular Gang of Four basslines? Check. Deadpan '80s vocal melodies? Yup. Synth flourishes, pounding electro workouts, and the occasional vocoder? Definitely. WhoMadeWho may put their own spin on things with the inclusion of the occasional oboe and nods to '60s psychedelic pop and '70s stadium rock grandiosity, but all in all, The Plot is an impressively unoriginal effort that adds little to a genre that was already creatively tapped out.

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