Music July 29, 2009 By Timothy Gunatilaka
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There is something almost overwhelming about Generationals’ debut record. A rush of pure energy wallops you with unabashed ecstasy that can barely be contained. From the sun-soaked vocal lines, static-tinged guitars, and warbling organs on “Angry Charlie” to the blasting horns and doo-wop harmonies on “When They Fight They Fight,” Con Law turns the ’60s and Motown revival (often ascribed to Mark Ronson’s productions) on its head with intricate whirls of synths that inject a New Wave nuance into the songs. Genre-bending and time-traveling aside, this New Orleans duo suffuses every chord of every song with a contagious ebullience — a summery glow even the most jaded would find hard not succumb to.

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Generationals – Angry Charlie