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- Posted on Dec 9th 2009 6:41AM by Julian Marszalek
The album has proved to be an incredible turnaround for the band after they were dropped by the previous label, Loog, when their debut album,'Strange House,' failed to live up to the hype bestowed upon them.
Subsequently signed by XL Recordings -- home of Basement Jaxx and the White Stripes -- the Horrors looked beyond their initial 60s garage rock influences to embrace the layered guitar tones of My Bloody Valentine and the cosmic experiments of Krautrockers Can and in the process staged a remarkable comeback that few would have seen coming.
The Horrors are currently on a UK arena tour supporting Placebo at singer Brian Molko's behest and beat the likes of Grizzly Bear, the XX and hot favourites Animal Collective to the top slot.
New York's Yeah Yeah Yeahs took the Track of the Year gong with 'Zero,' the lead song from their acclaimed third album, 'It's Blitz!'. Like the Horrors, 'Zero' marked a stylistic change for Yeah Yeah Yeahs who introduced synths and more dance beats to their guitar-oriented sound.