Rock is as energetic and
thrilling as the fireworks that open and close the record. The album rarely
stops to take a breath during the course of its eight songs and thirty-five
minutes, daring the listener not to sing along with Brian King and David
Prowse’s anthemic choruses and wordless chants. Japandroids aren’t merely out
to have a good time, though; Celebration
Rock taps into deeper and more universal emotions, displaying a maturity
that’s impressive given the duo’s youth.