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Music: Don't Say We Didn't Warn You by Does it Offend You, Yeah *

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Published 11/03/2011 | 05:00

If abrasive, scatter-gun electro-punk is your thing, these Reading noiseniks should provide sustenance.

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For those previously immune to their charms, this second album provides an especially tough listen.

It doesn't help that the band are so reluctant to curb their excesses, a feature that grates horribly when the album is listened to from beginning to end.

There are fleeting moments when their everything-and-the-kitchen-sink approach is harnessed -- step forward The Monkeys are Coming -- although one senses the effect is best appreciated live.

For the most part, this is one hideously overblown experiment after another.

A willingness to be different is to be encouraged, but when the results are as maddingly unlistenable as this, what's the point?

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