Mind of a Beast
Label: Glass Air
Dubstep makes good on its rock 'n' roll ambitions on the second album from Los Angeles trio The Glitch Mob. Their tools may be electronic, but both their concussive beats and their jagged synth riffs have as much in common with hard rock as they do dance music. There's also a hint of G-funk in their pitch-bent leads, but with all the headbanging, you'll spill more gin-and-juice than you can sip. The album's blueprint boils down to Daft Punk's "Robot Rock" redesigned as one of the battle-bots from the movie Pacific Rim -- dubstep as an IMAX experience.