Behind the Music

The Darkness PlayStation Xbox 360 Publisher: 2K Games
Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Price: $59.99
ESRB Rating: M (for Mature)
Score: 6 (out of 10)
When indie-rock smartass James Dewees formed Reggie and the Full Effect at the end of the '90s, he built an entire backstory around the band. It involved a lost bluesman, legendary unreleased recordings, and a debut album titled Greatest Hits 1984-1987, which came out in 1998. Since then Dewees — a former member of the Get Up Kids — has played down the faux origin, but the group remains an enigma. Its four albums — including the latest, Songs Not to Get Married To — feature a revolving list of players. And the music, once a spirited goof on Midwest punk, has evolved into a serious blend of hardcore, emo, and indie noise.
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