the arkells - michigan left (2.5/5)

Thirty-some years ago, Rick Carnes uttered the five most argued about words in combination in the history of rock and roll: “Rock and Roll is dead.” Since that utterance bands across the globe have been working hard to prove Carnes wrong – the Arkells are not among them. Instead, they are making completely competent, crisply produced and brilliantly inoffensive “rock” music.