RT Sound Recording DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 793227834 LA English T1 Celebration rock A1 Japandroids (Musical group), PB Polyvinyl Record Co. PP [Champaign, Ill.] YR 2012 AB This is the long-awaited follow-up to 2009's Post-Nothing. Celebration Rock is available on CD and 180-gram white vinyl. The raw energy captured on Celebration Rock is well balanced with a much bigger sound and showcases the band's growth as songwriters. Songs like Evil's Sway and The House That Heaven Built prove that the Vancouver duo has more than staying power with this sophomore release. "4 1/2 out of 5...Japandroids' new album begins and ends with fireworks popping, and in between is the best slab of charged up, fuzzed out posi punk you'll hear all year."--Alternative Press. "8.8 out of 10...This is a celebration of being alive."--Pitchfork. "...4 out of 5..."--Rolling Stone. "Our universal consensus in the studio tonight, is that this is one of the best records we've played.. Not just tonight, but in time."--Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 1. "...Finds the perfect midpoint between the joyously smeared-out bash of its debut and the Springsteen-ian, hold-on-to-the-majesty-of-youth anthemics of The Gaslight Anthem."--NPR Music.