Silversun Pickups (SSP) burst into the alternative music scene a couple of years ago with their great debut album "Carnavas", which gave us the outsatnding songs "lazy eye"and "well thought twinkles". Whilst they were criticised for being heavily influenced by Billy Corgan and Smashing Pumpkins, Carnavas was critically well recieved and was commercially a reasonable debut.
SSP's 2009 release, "Swoon" builds on the success of their first album and is a polished and well produced album. Whilst the outstanding songs are the "The Royal We" and "Getting older is getting old", the album contains many well crafted songs. The lyrics are at times week but the shear combination of the drums, keyboards and guitar riffs fully make up for this. This album does not have any bad songs and is easy to listen to in its entirety!
Rick's Recommendation: Must have in any modern music collection, rating: 8.5/10