Bang Bang Rock & Roll Import
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And it's just the warmup for this enthusiastic, energetic rock band, with their solid, peppy Britpop debut, "Bang Bang Rock & Roll." Their rollicking guitars are so infused with fun and over-the-top rock'n'roll sentiments that it's impossible not to be charmed.
A sizzling riff opens the first song, in which Eddie Argos announces that they've formed a band, and urges people to"Stop buying your albums from the supermarket/they only sell records that have charted." Then he adds with winking charm: "And yes, this is my singing voice. It's not irony, it's not rock & roll -- we're just talking.... to the KIDS!"
Turns out it's only the warmup -- next Art Brut focuses on the jangly, tight rhythms of how "My little brother just discovered rock & roll/There's a noise in his head, and he's out of control!"
From there, they trip off into a joyous round of tight Britpop odes to Emily Kane, bouncy little indiepop, and frolicking rock numbers that twist in on themselves during the catchy chorus. But they also try out some other sounds: the sunny Beach-Boysy pop of "Move to L.A.," and the weirdly ominous ballad "Rusted Guns."
At first, Art Brut sound like any other fun Britpop band. But their album blossoms the more you listen to it -- these lads have a tight grip on their brilliant instrumentation, and they know how to wink at us through their odd, somewhat repetitive lyrics.
The riffs in this album are simply stunning: they ring, buzz, bounce, and sizzle, tightly wound into solid tunes.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Let me just say that even a tone-def toddler could re-record this album at the same quality these guys did. It takes NO TALENT to talk to music. And that's what they did here. Read morePublished on July 30, 2008 by Ben Wieneke
where you can really enjoy Eddie's stage antics. While this CD has some really fun songs like 'Modern Art', 'Good Weekend' and 'My Little Brother' other songs are just grating like... Read morePublished on November 29, 2007 by robbieandrose
Ok, so it doesn't sound EXACTLY like everything out there. And the lyrics are witty, I'll admit. But I find this album so annoying that I skip EACH TRACK hoping to find the next... Read morePublished on February 5, 2007 by M. Gage
My cat loves this record. He says it's cool and fun and "Emily Kane" kicks some serious butt. He says for you to give it a try, and then give it a second and third listen, and... Read morePublished on January 18, 2007 by The Harem Guard
great new band.whole cd is just so wonderful that i can not say enough about it. you really really need to listen to it and hopefully you will be impressed. Read morePublished on November 2, 2006 by Eric Brote
I heard this band last year and have loved them since I heard "Formed A Band." I have seen them play several times. It was one of the most exciting shows I have witnessed. Read morePublished on September 25, 2006 by alexander laurence
This band sounds like some band that would play in a venue called "Underground" that I used to venture to at the age of 16; their music is pretty unrefined and the production is... Read morePublished on September 16, 2006 by Ali Goico
This CD was an immediate hit with me. What's great about this is the sound, the overall product. The speak-singing vocals brings out the english accent and is a pleasure to listen... Read morePublished on August 27, 2006 by Tom Graben
good beat + punk riffs + catchy, irreverent lyrics = best punk album in years
There will likely be lots of disagreement about what kind of music Art Brut plays. Read more
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