D Generation

Through the Darkness

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The third album from New York City's flashy, splashy retro pop-punks, D Generation, delivers the same street-talkin' -walkin' attitude as their previous efforts, investing little time to take in the modern sights around them. Armed with a bucketful of blazing pop melodies and buzzing guitars, Through the Darkness is NYC '70s street punk updated for the '90s by little more than posed sneers and glossier production (by vet Tony Visconti. Singer Jesse Malin's voice is a raspy, punky gadget well suited to the glitter-pop of his bandmates. If it all starts to blend together by the end, and if doesn't really mean much by then, that's the point. D Generation's disposability fits in decorously with their surroundings.

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