Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Ooooo Nooooooo

First, apologies for my recent absence. Family bid'nez, work, extra curricula lunacy, and a head full of snot have combined to keep me from posting.

Second, I'm two tracks into the new Fratellis album and it is BLOODY AWFUL.

I know you indie savants out there would probably claim the first album was rubbish (why don't you all toddle off and compare rimless specs and ironic t-shirts rather than sneering at a music simpleton like me, home slices? They sound like "Hootie and the Blowfish" Bill? Really?). Being a fan of foppish dandy pop that's redolent of British gangster films from the 70s myself, I rather liked their eponymous debut. And so I was excited to see their unheralded second effort on the Borders website.

Ugh- track three, if this is possible, is even worse than the first two songs.

Where were we? Oh yes. Shouty choruses, slow motion kick lines, and sub-Marc Bolan guitar rock = good. Shouty choruses, lack of irony, and sub- Gary Glitter guitar rock: ABSOLUTELY HIDEOUS.

I want my money back.


Listmaker said...

never heard of them.

weasel said...

You won't like them.

The Mole said...

Hey my boy, catch a gig from the great Bruce Springsteen and really learn about the temple of music...everything else is second rate...trust me, I used to be a teacher, in fact I used to be your teacher!

The Mole said...

...I know what you mean. In my day, they said the the Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks and Slade were crap...but now....???