Junior Senior

D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat (Atlantic)

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The incongruous Danish duo of Jesper Mortensen ("Junior") and Jeppe Laursen ("Senior") is bringing some fun back to music. Their debut album, D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat, is a boisterous testament to their humorous attitude. Clocking in at half an hour, it encompasses the energy and abandon of a street carnival in an intense, punchy package.

Junior Senior will have you exuberantly singing along to stupidly simplistic refrains such as "We've got a rock, rock, rock, that's rockin' the house" on "Rhythm Bandits," which also incorporates the swirling loops of a Chemical Brothers-style riff. "Move Your Feet," with its danceable Miami Sound Machine synthesizers, will get you clapping in time. The duo can get poppy, especially when its confections are rolled into a punky new-wave coating. Just don't overdo it with too many listens. Indulging on occasion is best for freshness, or for an aural reprieve when other artists are outdoing themselves with seriousness.

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