The Reds® use electronics the way great pop singer use strings — to define a mood, not to make up for lack of interest elsewhere.  Which is probably why The Reds' music sounds so much more human than that of other circuit-bored bands, not to mention infinitely more rock 'n roll.  Of course, good songs help too, and The Reds® are inventive tune-smiths, although not quite as consistent as I'd like.  But since the playing is generally exciting enough to take up the slack, I rarely mind.