MUSIC REVIEW: The Magic Numbers

The Magic Numbers Capitol
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Is it the sound of the Strokes hitting the sandbox or Belle & Sebastian getting a swift kick of punk angst? Or the Mamas and the Papas for the 21st century? In any case, the Magic Numbers - a London foursome of two sets of brothers and sisters - perform jittery pop that's tastefully sweetened with 1960s AM-radio harmonies. The opening cuts on their self-titled debut have an optimistic bounce - and stay tuned for the second half, where reflective odes point to the band's versatility.