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Donkey

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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (July 22, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • ASIN: B001A2ACSM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #143,695 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Brazil's CSS release their follow-up to 2006's "Cansei de Ser Sexy" ("I got tired of being sexy"). They've toured worldwide a number of times with the likes of Gwen Stefani, Ladytron, Klaxons, and Diplo, and played festivals from Coachella, Pitchfork, and Virgin to Reading, Benicassim, Roskilde, and beyond. "Donkey" is tough, street-ready, and recreates the frenetic energy of their live shows. Equal parts dance party, urban circus, and out-and-out chaos.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Different but excellent! July 23, 2008
Format:MP3 Music
LOVED this set by those zany Brazillian girls (and guy)! Very different than their first release, as the first reviewer explained better than I can, but I'm a big believer in letting artists explore different sounds with every new project (a la Beck or David Byrne). They do not disappoint. So tight, so inventive, yeah a little mainstream, but still rockin', good timin', beautiful CSS. Love 'em!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars B52s redux? October 21, 2008
By man ray
Format:Audio CD
heard this in borders last nite (from a distance) and thought it was some new cd by the B52s. what a surprise! donkey?? what i heard was really punchy and fun and well produced. the cut down guitar lines, like those of Ricky Wilson, are outright slashing! all in all, a good time is to be had.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars CSS Reach for the Masses June 7, 2009
By Rogue H
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
After releasing their first (self titled) album, CSS in many ways was the epitome of indie music, because they were wholly unique. The electronica, reggae, and disco-inspired music featured raw foul-mouthed lyrics performed by the sexy voiced lead singer Lovefoxx. Understandably, indie fans had very high expectations for CSS leading into their sophomore effort.

Although the new album is undeniably catchy, CSS seem to have lost their mojo. The raw screeching lyrics and gyrating rhythms of the band's prior work are now replaced by vanilla lyrics and studio-smoothed beats. While the band's first album felt entirely spontaneous, 'Donkey' feels just the opposite: over-produced and deliberately aiming for a broader audience.

I enjoy this album but the stark originality of their earlier music is all but gone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Matured and Improved January 24, 2010
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As much as I really enjoyed CSS's self titled ablum, Donkey shows that the band has somewhat mellowed; which is certainly not a bad thing in this case. Instead of the hard hitting chords and references that not everyone may get (I'll admit, I had to look up a few things such as "Death From Above," aparently a Canadian band from the 80's). Donkey still has some hard hitting songs (I Fly), but they have included some great duets (Jager Yoga, Beautiful Song) that just flow very well. While the first album showed some angry youthful rebellion, Donkey seems more reflective and less agressive. with the transition from CSS to Donkey, I am looking forward to the next evolution of CSS music on the next album, but if it comes out with the same rythem and flow of Donkey, I will not complain.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent April 7, 2009
By C. Cain
Format:Audio CD
CSS is one of the most fun bands to listen to. I am amazed at the songs that they write. And this album is no exception. The highlight of the album for me is "Move". Donkey is a cd I can listen to over and over again. You can never be in a bad mood listening to this cd.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Get Rowdy! July 22, 2008
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A few years back, I'm flipping through the pages of a music magazine when I happen upon an article proclaiming a practically unknown Brazilian band named Cansei de Ser Sexy, or CSS, to be the greatest thing since sliced bread (more or less). Being the blindly-led sheep that I find myself to be when it comes to music, I check out their debut, self-titled album, listen to it a few times, and set it aside. I forget about it. And then, like most, I see that dang iPod Touch commercial featuring the unquestionably intoxicating "Music is My Hot, Hot Sex" and I'm hooked. But just on that one song. For as praised as CSS was, I just never gave it the chance it deserved.

For their second album, Donkey, the raucous Brazilians are back, once again trying to party their way into my heart. Though my first listen was rather un-noteworthy (I was admittedly, pretty distracted), every listen since then has been an exciting, infectious affair that I just can't get enough. The punchy drums and bouncy bass line that heralds the start of "Jager Yoga" drew me into what has quickly become my favorite song on Donkey. The mononymous Lovefoxxx shelves singing for a more energetic, in-your-face styling of vocalization - sounding something like a subdued cheerleader. Her declaration of "We didn't come into the world/ to walk around/ we came here/ to take you out," is unbelievably catchy, and listeners will undoubtedly find themselves shouting right along with her.

But for as catchy as CSS has always been, they've also spent the majority of their time straddling the line between enchantingly obnoxious and downright annoying, rarely crossing over to the dark side. On first single, "Rat is Dead (Rage)," however, Lovefoxx's vocals are highly off-putting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album! October 31, 2013
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I'm totally addicted to this album. I've listened to it everyday since I've purchased. From the first song to the last, this album is impressive. Great music indeed!
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5.0 out of 5 stars it's great!
It arrived on time and works great!! I love this cd, the band is really awesome....thanks again for the great customer service...
Published 20 months ago by april schramm
2.0 out of 5 stars The Black Eyed Peas of indie rock!
Another sub par Sub Pop release! Yay! These ladies and gents are channeling the Black Eyed Peas and not very successfully. None of them are as hot as Fergie, and you know he's hot! Read more
Published on June 30, 2012 by Recycled Records Inc.
4.0 out of 5 stars Energetic party music
I like this disk. I saw one reviewer compare them to Blondie... OK, but I thought that they sounded more like No Doubt - fun party music. Read more
Published on September 21, 2008 by D. Waterman
1.0 out of 5 stars Makes me sad
For those who loved CSS because of gritty guitars, culturally sarcastic lyrics, and hot hot sexiness, this album has none. Okay, maybe some. Read more
Published on September 14, 2008 by badbrains
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best feel good CD's around
Anyone who has attachment to the 80s, CSS puts an edge for the 21st centuty on their latest album. Those low ratings are crazy for rating this album as average or bad. Read more
Published on September 13, 2008 by A. Laurente
3.0 out of 5 stars CSS - Donkey
Donkey (2008, Sub Pop) CSS's second studio album. ***

Another addition in the long line of indie-electronica bands, CSS has potential, more potential, than several of... Read more
Published on September 5, 2008 by S. D. Mason
5.0 out of 5 stars A Felicidade
Evolution is what progress is all about, and CSS goes from Brazilian punk sung in sexy slang to electronic, multilayered masterpieces on their second seminal record. Read more
Published on July 24, 2008 by Joshua M. Fischer
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