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Costello Music

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The Fratellis, from Glasgow Scotland, are currently exploding in the UK. Their debut album Costello Music, a collection of instantly-hummable anthems that set cheap thrills and barely-believable stories to music, is Double-Platinum and counting on the strength of amazing live shows, 3 Top Ten radio singles, and glowing press. And now, The Fratellis U.S. Invasion has already begun, thanks to major brands like Apple/iTunes, EA Games, and others leading the charge. Their single Flathead has been getting major airplay throughout the country on such stations as Indie 103.1 in Los Angeles.

There's nothing terribly complicated about the Fratellis' debut album, Costello Music, but that's by no means a criticism. Rather than inject their songs with complex chords, or steep their lyrics with their political and social agendas, this Glasgow trio have instead focussed on writing 13 songs that are pure, unabashed entertainment. And it's a pace--and an attitude--that doesn't let up, from the jumpy opening bars of "Henrietta" to the groupie-reminiscing of "Ole Black'n'Blue Eyes". In many ways, Costello Music sounds like a return to the hedonistic rush of early 1990s Britpop, with its exhilarating guitar riffs and arrogant swagger--"Chelsea Dagger" somehow applies the attitude of early Oasis to the pop catchiness of Great Escape-era Blur. But the Fratellis also know their history: the ska-punk of "Cuntry Boys & City Girls" and "For the Girl" has the Fratellis sounding like the cheeky offspring of the Clash, or a less-irritating Madness. But all this analysis kind of misses the point of Costello Music: this is music for dancing, not for contemplation. It's loud, fast and in-your-face, exactly what you'd expect from three young men with guitars. --Ted Kord

1. Henrietta
2. Flathead
3. Whistle For The Choir
4. Chelsea Dagger
5. Gutterati?, The
6. For The Girl
7. Doginabag
8. Creepin Up The Backstairs
9. Vince The Lovable Stoner
10. Everybody Knows You Cried Last Night
11. Baby Fratelli
12. Got Ma Nuts From A Hippy

Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 13, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Cherrytree
  • ASIN: B000MXPE74
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,822 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By G.Villan on March 26, 2007
Format: Audio CD
The Fratellis are Barry, Mince and Jon Fratelli.

A Glasgow three-piece assembled through a mixture of luck and lazing around drinking a pint.

They are just about to get huge, so limber up and prepare to dance.

"Costello Music" is an uplifting and joyous set of well put together songs, blending Jon's complex tales with some simple, but effective melodies. It makes a nice change, like The Kooks and the Monkeys before them, for a band to produce a record that's all about the melody. Alongside the tunes come interesting and profound lyrics that stick in your head and Jon Fratelli can certainly put a good line together.

"And though I may be a beggar/And you may be the queen/ though I may be on downer I'm still ready to dream," comes from "Whistle For The Choir", a slow whimsical acoustic driven ballad.

However what follows next is "Chelsea Dagger", uncompromising, dirty and raucous backed with a crowd leaping riff. "For The Girl" seems to be born into disco bliss before breaking its way out into a snarling scream that typifies the surprises in store on this record.

"Everybody Knows You Cried Last Night" is another intriguing addition. Stand out tracks have to be "Henrietta", "Flathead", "Whistle For the Choir" and "Doginabag". The nearest the band comes to feeling tired is on "Baby Fratellis", but you can forgive them when you're still whistling from the previous track.

Recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Tony Hoffer who produced Beck and Supergrass, "Costello Music" is amongst the most talked about indie albums of 2006.

The album contains a brilliant mix of the 1970's and 60's rock'n'roll, with addition of punk and catchy melodies.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By The Lunar Camel on October 20, 2006
I'm not often ever moved enough to write up a review on a new artist because being a child of the 80's, and usually stuck there, I too often snub new artists as rip offs from prior bands. Too many new bands lack originality, or just flat out lack talent. The problem these days with music is that a cd is released with one or two really good songs and the rest with filler. God, I miss the days when I'd buy a cd and it was brilliant from beginning to end.

Finally, alas, a new band that has really come through 100%. Originality? I'd have to say yes, sure there are many influences but the Fratellis have somehow crafted their own style. And what's present here that is usually missing these days? EXCELLENT MELODIES! This is such fun music to blare in the car and sing aloud to. Another incredible feat is that each song stands on its own. With each track, it's like a new story different than the one prior to it. How drab it is to listen to a cd and feel as if you just listened to one long boring track. Definitely not the case with Costello Music.

I've seen in other reviews this band being compared to my opinion, they have a lot more going for them. Any band that can come up with truly catchy melodies these days are a true gem. A flash of the late 70's punk era, mixed with a splash of the Clash and Madness with some odd musical dashes of the 50's. What a mixed feel it is, but really a nice one. I guess that's what makes it sound fresh, new and original. Common ingredients but an entire new outcome.
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Michael Brent Faulkner, Jr. VINE VOICE on March 15, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I first heard The Fratellis on MTV when they were playing the video clip for their single "Flathead". There sound drew me and made me want to listen to the full length album, COSTELLO MUSIC.

"Henrietta" starts off the album with a bouncy, lively feel. The guitars are "nasty" and dirty sounding and The Fratellis let it all hang out on the opening track of COSTELLO MUSIC. The hook is incredibly catchy and makes you want to keep pushing the repeat the back button to hear "Henrietta" again and again. The energy just might be where the true lovability factor for The Fratellis comes from. They definitely have a distinctive sound, not unlike the pheonomenal Arctic Monkeys in that regard. "Flathead", the single that is recieving airplay over here in the U.S. is exceptional. The lyrics are genuinely top-notch, the music is energetic and in the case of "Flathead" itself, it is unpredictable. The switch of meters during the chorus is genius, something that only the most adventurous of bands are willing to dare to even put off. Again, it is unique compared to what U.S. bands are doing. "Flathead" doesn't even resemble the same park as Daughtry's "It's Not Over" or FOB's "Ths Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race"; it's a whole different style, whole different sound, and a whole different league.

"Whistle for the Choir" slows and quiets things down a little. The chord progression is very nice and the lyrics shine over the subtle acoustic guitar work from the onset. the track picks up, and while it is more dynamic than the intro, it isn't nearly as bombastic or testerone-filled as "Henrietta" or "Flathead". The change is much appreciated, and "Whistle for the Choir" proves to be as strong as either "Henrietta" or "Flathead".
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