“Endings of A New Kind,” Taken By Cars’ debut album, torpedoed into one song after another. It was like an urgent declaration for the last of these New Wave riders who seemed to be performing in a bomb shelter.
“Dualist,” the sophomore release propelled by its use of synthesizers, saw the band channel their inner Human League.
Now six years after that last album, the ominously titled third release, “Plagues,” finds Taken By Cars stepping off the gas pedal in favor of a more pensive, insightful record. The result is the band delving into more shoe-gazer territory that has you staring into the night sky while deep in thought.
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