Wild Young Hearts - Mercury Records
FILTER Grade: 76%
By Lynn Lieu on January 20, 2010
The Noisettes shift gears in Wild Young Hearts, thrusting full-speed unexpectedly into waves of retro-soul and disco-pop. Sometimes it feels like a sappy 1970s prom soundtrack with tardy beats and lyrics like, “I’ll never forget you/They said we’d never make it/My sweet joy/Always remember me” in “Never Forget You.” Overall, it’s a moody pop album. The trio establishes catchy lyrics and feet-tapping rhythms, but the words are plain and the beats sound too familiar to reach dance ecstasy.