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Fake Can Be Just As Good

Blonde RedheadAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Kazu Makino * Amedeo Pace * Simone Pace

“You’re my secret, and I am yours” Defeatist Anthem

Maybe after a couple of decades, things start to become clearer.

They certainly weren’t clear when twin brothers Amedeo and Simone Pace and Kazu Makino first found themselves playing and writing together back in the mid-90s. At a time when the musical landscape ... Read more in Amazon's Blonde Redhead Store

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  • Audio CD (March 11, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Touch & Go Records
  • ASIN: B0000019LV
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,670 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8. Futurism Vs. Passeism

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4.0 out of 5 stars here's where I started November 6, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Funny, a lot of people are warning new listeners away from this album...but this is where I started -- and I would describe myself as a serious fan (of all their work). Starting someone out on "Certain Damaged Lemons" may be a surefire way of producing another convert, but they'd be a little misled about where the band's sound is coming from if they were compelled to dig into the back catalog.

"Fake" is a cusp where the band began moving towards the textural brilliance of later recordings. Yet it's still possessed of the scintillating no-wave-ish guitar that characterized their initial recordings.

Maybe I love it for partially nostalgic reasons, but even when I revisit it in search of faults it rocks my socks off!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best album by blonde redhead May 19, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Although "In an expression..." probably got better reviews, I feel this is the best Blonde Redhead album. I own every album they have released so far and this is the most beautiful and complex of their albums. Every track on here is beautiful. I would say "futurism vs. passeism" is my favorite on this album. "futurism vs. passeism pt. 2" can be found on "in an expression...". I had the wonderful pleasure of seeing this band live in houston just recently.i have even a better love and respect for "kazuality" and "water" after seeing them perform these tracks live. check this album out and there self titled release for the best sampling of blonde redhead.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It made me a fan December 7, 2001
Format:Audio CD
A few years ago, before I knew that BR had released earlier albums that sounded a lot like Sonic Youth, (which is not a bad thing) I saw that BR was coming to Boise. Fake had just come out, so I bought the CD a couple days before the concert. I became an instant fan and their concert was as good as the album. While I like all of their albums, this one is so unique that I really have nothing to compare it to. It is easily one of my favorite indie rock albums.
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5.0 out of 5 stars second or third favorite blonde redhead album August 6, 2008
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
i dont follow the band i just listen to the albums. i'm told they resemble sonic youth, but they are distinguished to me. my favorites are probably the two earliest i'm aware of: (self-titled) and mia vita violenta, the second being the best, and one of my favorite alltime albums. but this album has grown on me. it is much less improvisational than the other two named. i consider it to be a semi-conceptual album, and thus contrived. it is a much more routine sound than the earlier ones, but still less over-produced than later albums. the songs are very catchy, as well as synthetic and repetitive. i think it is their first album to demonstrate such a synthetic vibe, but it still seems to evolve naturally from their previous music. very listenable guitar driven music, with something to say, inspite of its shallowness.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good can be just as fake August 4, 2003
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I'm reviewing to add that this album is excellent, though it was a sleeper for me, having it for a month before I could even try listening to it a second time. The last BR album I had bought before this was "Mia Vita Violenta..." which I liked pretty much instantaneously. I guess that means that the two albums are pretty different. This album has a fairly consistent tone and sound, much like their first album. Feedback, distortion and jangled melodies give rise to Sonic Youth comparisons. (In fact one song has a chord progression that sounds just like a SY song, though I can never figure out which song.) The thing I like the best about this album is that it's packed with raw agression and energy and doesn't loosen its grip. If you like that, then I HIGHLY suggest PJ Harvey's Rid of Me, which sounds a bit like an ambush by rocket launcher.
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