Return to the Ugly Side - Domino
FILTER Grade: 73%
By A.D. Amorosi on April 6, 2011
Don’t let the title fool you. Bristol, England’s cut-and-paste cuties Gee and Scott recycle some of rock’s prettiest moments for their sophomore effort as Malachai (and not “Malakai,” as they used to be known). Part of its sweetness comes from Gee’s winsome voice, yet Scott seems to select some choice sonorous samples to go with his quaking beats, dozy soul sounds, musty garage rock and psychedelic interludes (“Let ’Em Fall”). Not as good as their first.