on October 15, 2004
This cd is absolutely amazing. Great music-great lyrics. The only way to really describe it properly is that it is infectious. Regardless of what kind of music you are into, this is a great electronic cd that everyone needs in their collection. It is funky and trashy and fun the whole way through. No real downers on this album and it just gets better and better as time goes on and on. If you like it on your first listen then you will love it by your fifth. Do yourself a favor and take a chance on this CD because you wont regret it.
on November 22, 2003
Mount Sims is one of those groups that deserves so much more credit than they have received. Sure, Mount Sims has a following, but there are other groups like Ladytron and Fischerspooner who are receiving most of the acclaim for electroclash music. I think that Mount Sims takes things one step further by adding one more aspect to their music: real 80's revival. The best song on the album "How We Do" even has some fun lyrics with the singer saying "And the way you comb your hair, like it's 1982". The lead singer in Mount Sims is a male voice very similar to that of Felix Da Housecat. "Escape Hatch", "Black Sunglasses", "Togeter Alone" are all worthy and are the standout tracks on this album (in my opinion). "Escape Hatch" has the 80's video game synthesizers in it which sounds so freaking awesome when layered between around the male vocalist from Mount Sims. "Black Sunglasses" is a pretty big hit (and a good one) in the underground electroclash movement, as it appears on a handful of compilations. "Together Alone" is very, very, very similar to "Hella Good" by No Doubt, which was a big song in the USA last year. However, Mount Sims has even outdone that top hit with "Together Alone".
This is one of those albums that needs to be purchased early on. Don't put it off. I can't think of many electroclash albums in my collection that are more thrilling than this one.
on May 19, 2003
This is a really decent collection of songs. "How You Do", "Good Service", and "Hollywood Bride" are all varied, inventive, catchy and fun. What this album lacks is a really good mix and a bit of production. Although electro mixes are notoriously dry, this one sounds like it went straight from the computer to cd. The songs sound a little dead as a result. There are also times where a few backing vocalists might have helped to flesh things out a bit. These criticisms aside, Mt. Sims writes great songs and deserves a wonderful future in pop! This album would be a welcome addition to a collection that includes Fischerspooner and Ladytron.
on October 26, 2002
kk this album is teh $$, GO BUY it if u can find it. like seriously its that good. its like a cross between prince and electro, imo. if youre sick of that Hacker kinda electro this is the way to go.