Perhaps the truest new wave that ever swept through popular music of the last century was the early-80s British wave of the New Romantics. If you grew up loving A Flock Of Seagulls, Kajagoogoo, Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran, Soft Cell, Thomas Dolby and a hundred other gaily painted, stiffly-coiffed bands with funny names, the Faint will sound absolutely brilliant to you. And if you'd ever stumbled out of a damp club into a wet London night, the emotions here will make you gasp. Oh the desolation, the giddiness, the sweat, the sudden chill. And these guys don't even come from Ol' Blighty--they're midwesterners, dammit.