Pop review: Peter Bjorn and John, Living Thing

(Wichita)

Rain-sodden romanticism and drums that crash as if returning from a break in Ultravox's Vienna – Living Thing appears stranded in 1981. While a faithful stab at synth pop, there's nothing on the Swedes' fifth album to match Young Folks and, though more coherent, it lacks the eclecticism that made 2006's Writer's Block so appealing.

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