June 5, 2008 Tokyo-based rock group Love Psychedelico takes its cues from British invasion rock, and its U.S. debut, This Is Love Psychedelico, struts its western influences better than many bands this side of the Pacific. Pairing gutsy, Stones-inspired guitar riffs with undeniably catchy pop melodies, Naoki Sato mixes influences and styles as seamlessly as lead singer Kumi oscillates between Japanese and English lyrics. The end result is a bit derivative, but has a unique flair and a vitality all its own.
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