The Jason Adamo Band’s latest album bulges with emotive anthems, surging melodies, towering refrains and passionate performances. This is music that would sound just fine on rock radio playlists between mainstays U2, Coldplay and Bruce Springsteen. Transistor bodes well for that possibility, with songs like “Los Angeles,” “Guilty Bystander” and “Far Away From Here” conveying the angst and conviction a stadium-savvy outfit must be able to deliver. Fortunately, the group also knows how to rein it in, as evidenced by the spunky shuffle of “Patricia” and the brittle ballads “Bring It Back” and “Innocent.” Ultimately, Transistor aims high—and happily, hits its mark.

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