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First off, I have to admit that I don't know much about German rock right now. The German and Austrian reviews, which are largely positive, keep comparing Juli to the other two big-name German-language bands, Rosenstolz and Silbermond -- neither of which I've heard. They do sound a bit like two Scandinavian bands I know: Eskobar and Kent. So if you know and like any of those four bands, I assume that you'll like and know what to expect from Juli.
This quintet's lineup: female vocalist, two guitars, bass, and drums. Like a lot of debut albums, this one is pretty eclectic and variable in sound and quality. For my money, Juli are at their best when they sound like a weird mix of the minor-key pop of "No Need to Argue"-era Cranberries and the polite guitar/rude guitar rock of "Bends"-era Radiohead, as in Warum (track 1), Geile Zeit (3), Perfekte Welle (6), and Ich Verschwinde (11). I find they're less successful when they copy Dave Matthews (Regen und Meer, track 7) or No Doubt (Kurz vor der Sonne, track 10).
On the whole, this is a very promising debut. And it's a shame that bands like this (neither American nor British) have such a hard time reaching the wider audiences they deserve. As far as I'm concerned, this album's greatest value is that it offers a slightly different take on rock/pop than Americans like myself are exposed to. I can't recommend it for the price Amazon's offering it on import, but I highly recommend that Americans check it out if they're traveling in Europe any time soon.
this group is acceptable. I just want to say... Simple lyrics?
Who gives a damn. English pop lyrics are always simple, it is actually hard to write good German lyrics that are simple and catchy. I only want pledge out my veto that this sounds like Avril Lavigne or No Doubt on German, DEFINITELY NOT... the guitar work is way better, and the whole sound of the vocalist, is a lot deeper and more indie than Avril Lavigne... first of all German bands cannot be compared to any native bands, because mostly the affection the words is missing, as well as the whole passion.
But this group manages somehow to make an acceptable bridge.
SO IF YOU NEED(!) to really listen a German band (shame on you enough): check this out. The lyrics are neat and not simple or what.
"Geile Zeit" is one of the best German songs since Herbert Grönemeyer.
The musicianship is solid and Eve’s voice is beautiful, so there’s that. The best example of course is the song Perfekte Welle. Also, this was a great value as an mp3 purchase. Importing the CD would of cost me at least triple what I paid to have the album on my cloud. So listen to a sample or two, you may enjoy this album too.
And if there are any research or marketing guys reading this, I discovered this band via the Rock Band game franchise. Hopefully that validates someone’s decision in marketing.
I could help but notice that Tranenschwer (track 5) reminded me of the song Autobiography.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Juli ist prima! Mir gefallt ihr Musik sehr!
(My apologies if my German isn't quite right. I'm still learning and enjoy Juli very much!)
I just got back from a vacation to Germany where they were playing Juli's single "Perfekta Welle" ALL THE TIME. Read morePublished on June 23, 2007 by Kat
This album has at least half a dozen songs that are so good, you catch yourself humming them in the kitchen, or in the shower. Read morePublished on August 27, 2006 by PrettyField