Sorry mate, but I totally disagree with this review. I love this cd primarily because of how experimental it is. They mix electronic music with indie/rock, with the addition of grime music, which is swiftly growing in popularity over here. I would definitely not label them as 'Hip Hop'.
I think you based the 'ecstacy' part of this review on an old 90's stereotype of the UK's rave scene, when Hadouken! are far from that. A lot of Indie kids are into them, and are in the leading group of this scene including Pendulum and Klaxons. You rarely hear this stuff in clubs over here.
Regarding the lyrics: Yeah, they are simple, but again, they have a very British cultural theme to them. They cover our 'Liquid Lives' fashion over here, including house parties, financial trouble, going out getting pissed and into fights.
However, I don't blame you for panning the CD, as electronic/rave/techno music has never really made it over there, so I suppose it just sounds like noise to you guys!
Kudos to you sir for bringing this band into AP.net's eyes.
However, an American reviewing this cd is like getting Alternative Press to review a U2 cd or something.