Artist: The B-52s Track: "Funplex" Album: Funplex Listen

The kitschy, retro sound of The B-52s is so crucial to, so immeshed in the '80s that it's weird to hear the band update it on Funplex, out this week. The guitars remain electric in many ways, the beats bouncy. In addition, the man-woman (well, sexpot-android) vocal interplay between Kate Pierson and Fred Schneider is as sharp as ever. For anyone like me, who has been waiting fro more zany fun, this record sounds great; if you didn't enter the love shack, don't expect to now.