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The Virgins

The VirginsAudio CD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (June 3, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B0018BQ9PU
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,092 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. She's Expensive
2. One Week of Danger
3. Rich Girls
4. Teen Lovers
5. Fernando Pando
6. Private Affair
7. Hey Hey Girl
8. Radio Christiane
9. Fast Times
10. Love Is Colder Than Death

Editorial Reviews

The self-titled debut from New York City band The Virgins
is a ten track serving of party tunes written about the
New York City life and everything in between. The New
York based-quartet have already been featured in major
publications such as Spin, Rolling Stone, Alternative
Press, and New York Times Style Magazine. Look for
the band on the upcoming Nylon Magazine Tour in
Spring 2008

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Second New Wave July 30, 2008
Format:Audio CD
In a time where internet celebrities are perceived as more genuine than most of the artists on the radio, The Virgins are a welcome breath of old fashioned New Wave.

For fans of late 70s/early 80s New Wave fused power-pop bands such as The Cars, The Knack, Blondie, The Talking Heads, and Elvis Costello, this band (along with Vampire Weekend, MGMT and even Phantom Planet) continue in the tradition of creating wonderfully concise pop songs that are as deceptively simple as they are catchy.

Even the most jaded music listener won't be able to get "Rich Girl" or "Hey Hey Girl" out of their head after a single spin.

If you like melodies, hooks, slick (but not overdone) production, and genuine non-cerebral pop-rock, BUY THIS RECORD!
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4.0 out of 5 stars demo-itis October 16, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I'll admit it. I've never listened to their EP. The first time I heard The Virgins was on my local college radio station. (Rich Girls)
Loved the song, bought the album. Loved the album.

Please, if you like upbeat, catchy NYC style rock n roll ala The Strokes, you'll dig this. Never mind the naysayer 1 star reviews by the typical "I heard this band like a whole year ago, they were great then but now they suck because other people found out about them" music snobs. Put it on already!
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5.0 out of 5 stars What in the world? August 28, 2013
This is such a great record. It is not often you find an artists who can so easily emulate artists of the past and still come across as original. The real kicker is that in many ways I like the songs here better than the artists they have been inspired by. I have no idea what some of these reviewers are referring to as I do not have the EP but all I can tell you is that if you buy this record you will NOT be disappointed. Highlights on this record for me are:

1. Rich Girls
2. She's Expensive
3. Teen Lovers
4. Love is Colder than Death
5. Private Affair

All the songs are good however.

There new record Strike Gently is even better, imo, which is saying a lot considering how much I have enjoyed this record.

Additionally the songs on this record have a long shelf life as I am still enjoy them as much as I did when I first got the record.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed July 31, 2008
By ck
Format:Audio CD
I first heard One Week of Danger on Gossip Girl, and loved it. I found it on You Tube and played it all the time, and couldn't wait for a full length album to be put out. When I picked up this album I was sorely disappointed to find out that the music I had loved so much for the past few months in no way resembled what I had just bought. The music was slick and stylized and over produced, not leaving any of the grit that I had loved. The lyrics to One Week Of Danger were not all the lyrics that I had been singing for the past six months. This album could have been put out by a completely different band for all I knew, it was that different. I won't say it is a bad album, there are some interesting tracks on it, but for those of you expecting the raw version you heard on You Tube and Gossip Girl, you won't find it on this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING CD July 1, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I do not buy CD's anymore because I don't feel like spending 20 bucks on 13 tracks, only 2 of which I'll actually listen to. But this band is totally worth it, I LOVE this CD. I looked for it in record stores everywhere (the few that we have left) and no one close to me had it. GREAT music, every song is wonderful!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums I've purchased. June 26, 2013
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I perused The Virgins on Spotify prior to ordering this album, and for a band that has achieved so little fame, they are truly phenomenal. This album is by far one of my favorite albums of all time.
The Virgin's second and latest release is a tad more mellow and relaxed, not quite up to snuff with this one. But it still has some great tunes.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Virgins are good anyway, so worth it. March 23, 2013
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Half of the songs are half-done.... But the good ones are very good. (I knew them because they were the backing-act for a show I saw around the time this came out.) And the sound of the band here is great, the bassist especially. (Unfortunately, after this debut album I think 3/4 of the band, including the bassist, got replaced, so I'm assuming their 2nd album will be a disappointment.)
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3.0 out of 5 stars i have there ep February 11, 2013
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
i have there ep and it is 10000000 times better than this i dont know why it got changed so much when they actually recorded it
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Darn Good
Really good purchase for me
The CD was in good condition no scratches no skipping.
I was pleased
Published on August 27, 2010 by Ayana Colvin
1.0 out of 5 stars Semi bad experience
CD took 3-4 weeks to arrive and case was smashed. CD was in good condition though.
Published on May 27, 2010 by Lynda Henry
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I absolutely love The Virgins. They are so original and their music is so different from anything else out there today. Read more
Published on May 1, 2009 by S. Casey
5.0 out of 5 stars Similar but different
This group reminds me of a cross between franz ferdinand and the beatles...they've got that british rock/pop sound, yet have some funk and maybe some sounds you would have heard in... Read more
Published on March 7, 2009 by Orangejem
4.0 out of 5 stars New York is gritty?
I can't help but think of the New York East Village when I read the criticisms of this album. Ten years ago it was dark, gritty, raw, and scary. Read more
Published on January 31, 2009 by Damon L. Jacobs
5.0 out of 5 stars No filler!
The album consists of ten sharp, punchy, and well-produced tunes. If you're a fan of the Cars, Elvis Costello, and Strokes and don't mind occasionally snarky lyrics, this is a... Read more
Published on January 6, 2009 by pogopop77
4.0 out of 5 stars Totally solid album from front to back.
I don't know why everyone is slandering this album. The production is solid and perhaps it takes away some of the grit that New York rock has become famous for, but the good... Read more
Published on November 12, 2008 by Brian Kniffel
3.0 out of 5 stars The Virgins - The Virgins
The Virgins (2008, Atlantic) The Virgins' first studio album. ***

Drawing equally from the Police, 70's and 80's dance pop, and a little of their own creativeness, the... Read more
Published on September 5, 2008 by S. D. Mason
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