The answer, thankfully, is most certainly not. Sure, 'Echoes' is much more gently-layered than their earlier singles, which is probably the influence of new producer Ross Robinson. The former doyen of nu metal densely packs in waves of guitar and drones into the Klaxons sound and despite almost sounding like something from Keane's second album at times, it's a fit that just about works. However, man cannot live by drones alone, and there's also a neat hook which is more-than-a-bit reminiscent of the chorus from Delphic's single 'Doubt' pulling the whole thing together. 'Echoes' hints that after all the back-and-forths, Klaxons may well have (ahem) crafted a promising second album.
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