120 DAYS: PLAYBOY.COM REVIEW

New Norwegian buzz band 120 Days may have picked its name as a sly reference to the Marquis de Sade's infamous novel of sexual fetishes and torture, 120 Days of Sodom (groupies beware). But a more apt title would've been 120 Minutes, since the Norse rockers' energy and charismatic singer Adne Meisfjord's bold delivery would make the band a high-rotation addition to MTV's old alternative video show. The self-titled new album plays like one extended movement pulsing with electronic drum cadences, taut bass, windswept guitars and edgy synth lines. While the band's Can and Kraftwerk reference points are blatantly spelled out within its looping rhythms, 120 Days isn't nearly as automated and dry as those influences sometimes imply. From the Timothy Leary-like exhortations of the opening track "Come Out (Come Down, Fade Out, Be Gone)" to the menacing Stooges-like sax of "Lazy Eyes," this group isn't as robotic as it is trance-inducing, creating musical hills and valleys within tracks that wax and wane with the skill of a jam band. Hipsters hate the dreaded "jam" term, but 120 Days sounds like a jam band for kids raised on Brit-Pop and electronica instead of bluegrass and folk. Hell, they end the album with a 12-minute track.(3/4, Playboy.com)