The Big Pink

The London electro-rock duo The Big Pink is nothing if not grandiose. Robbie Furze and Milo Cordell made an audaciously comprehensive claim by titling their debut album A Brief History of Love. But unlike many of their predecessors, The Big Pink comes through. Somewhere in the simulated cavern of sound, the record manages to observe the full spectrum of love while avoiding complacency or vain sentimentality. Despite the occasional noise-rock approach, melodies take on engaging nuance that matches the enormity of sound. And when they break into the looping aural synth grooves and driving percussion of lead single “Dominos,” just try to convince yourself it didn’t belong on your 2009 best-of list. NICK FELDMAN

Fri., March 12, 8 p.m., 2010

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