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Be Your Own Pet

Be Your Own Pet Audio CD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (27 Mar 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: XL
  • ASIN: B000EAV70I
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 98,217 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  5. Adventure 2:320.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  7. Stairway To Heaven 1:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Bog 2:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Girls On TV 2:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. We Will Vacation, You Can Be My Parasol 2:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Let's Get Sandy (Big Problem)0:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. October, First Account 2:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Love Your Shotgun 3:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Fill My Pill 3:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Ouch 3:240.99  Buy MP3 


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BE YOUR OWN PET Be Your Own Pet (2006 UK 15-track CD album - the debut album from Jemima Nathan Jamin & Jonas produced by Steve McDonald [Red Kross] and including the single Adventure. Housed in a digipak picture sleeve XLCD193)

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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Too Good for Words 24 Feb 2006
Format:Audio CD
Quite simply one of the rawest most aggressive records that you will here this year. It is utterly mad, filled with driving guitars and heavy drum beats all over ridden by a more aggressive version of Karen O with lyrics to match. For anyone who wants to listen to a tune that will abuse your ear drums and leave you with a feeling of breathless satisfaction then this is for you. Quite simply this album is utterly insane in every sense of the word.
The highlights have to be (new single) Adventurers, (present single) Lets Get Sandy and then some of the general album tracks absolutely rule. Though don’t expect a long album. The fact that it is 15 tracks long is deceptive. It only adds up to about half an hour. But still if it went on any longer there would be a lot of missed genius. As it is the madness lasts just the write length of time to keep the world happy.
Though I am raving here about an awesome album, NOTE it is not for everyone as many will see it as 15 tracks exactly the same with nothing special or of interest. It is however incredible for those who like bands like Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Queenadreena (to a certain extent). I personally love it and think that it is incredible and worth the wait definitely. The only slight let down for fans is that it doesn’t include the tunes that you think of when you say “Be Your Own Pet”. So that means no “Fire Department” or “Damn Damn Leash” which is a real let down. But still filled with genius madness and a strange kind of aggressive extacy that should appeal to many of a loud disposition.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for everyone.... 31 Mar 2006
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album on a whim. There are some good points to it and at the same time there are points that can really drive people off it.
The album itself is a very interesting piece of hardcore. The heavy guitars and pounding drum beats are technically very good. The introductory track puts you right in the mindset.
Unfortunately, most of the tracks do blend into each other. While some may welcome short songs becoming one large piece of work, you feel somewhat cheated out of 15 songs when your getting around 10.
Then there is the sound of the album. Its good for the punkie sound it is, but not to everyones tastes. The heavy overdrive on guitars seems very off beat to the thrash drumming and the (at points) quite funky bass. One saving grace is the voice of their very attractive lead singer. However her voice is often lost like a sparrow in a storm.
Buy this if you want to give something new a try or are really into that new-wave punk revolution. If your not sure, or it doesnt sound quite to your taste, then definately buy "Adventure', which is absolutely the main highlight of the album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Assured Album With a lot to Offer 17 Aug 2007
Format:Audio CD
For a band so young in their years, this is an absolutely incredible effort. As a frontwoman, Jemima has an energy and confidence which most of the limp noodles double her age fail to muster up - and the rest of the band blow me away too, with furious drumming and an aggressive approach to bass/lead guitar.

Most of this album is vital, being deeply rooted in punk with it's rough around the edges texture but with enough pop sensibilities to make this enduringly catchy and memorable. And the enthusiasm! The opening attack 'Bunk Trunk Skunk' virtually renders the listener immobile, clouting them over the head with it's aggression, as Jemima roars "I'M AN INDEPENDENT MOTHERF**KER!" at the top of her voice, and we are left in doubt that she is telling the truth!

'Wildcat', meanwhile, features excellent guitars and is also loud/brash, whilst 'Adventure' is easily on of the best songs on the album, musically and lyrically very accomplished, but also with the adding benefit of it sounding like a bona fide anthem, in my opinion. 'Fuuuuun' is more fast n' furious, unfettered punk, played at breakneck speed, loud and angry, whilst 'Girls On TV' and 'We Will Vacation...' are more slices of grimily recorded garage-punk, unpolished but charming in their rawness and eagerness. Jemima's voice is also exceptionally strong, and she is a far more adept vocalist than most vocalists in bands at the moment.

And much of the rest of the album plays out in the same way, never executed with anything but the utmost gusto and zeal - which makes Be Your Own Pet a band worth keeping an eye on, hopefully for a while to come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Turn it up to 12 !!!!!!!! 29 July 2007
Format:Audio CD
I didn't have a clue who was coming on when I stood waiting around the stage at Leeds Festival last August.

Suddenly, a wondrous cacophony of noise assaulted my eardrums and this lithe blonde bombshell exploded onto the stage.

Be Your Own Pet had arrived in my world. For many delightful minutes they smashed their way through their repertoire displaying both a fresh raw edge and a maturity that belied their youthfulness.

All too soon the end. But though saddened by this, the fire of what I had seen continued burning and I had a memorable festival day.

The album is a bit more restrained than the live performance, but once you've cranked it up (do not listen to this album quietly!) you'll be singing, dancing, drumming, breaking windows, etc. along to each of the tracks.

Like your music hard? Buy it! Like it soft? Buy it anyway!
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5.0 out of 5 stars noughtiesnteen ounk fu
This album takes me back to my youth. fun, emergetci and punky, it reminds me if what it's like to be a teenager of the noughtis
Published 9 months ago by Alfie
1.0 out of 5 stars great when it stops.
The really great thing about this record by a band called 'Be Your Own Pet' is you can switch it off anytime.
Published on 9 July 2012 by C. Baker
2.0 out of 5 stars Alright, I suppose.
I bought this album upon its release back in 2006 after months of hype and several promising tracks were released upon the world - namley "Fire Department" and the possibly the... Read more
Published on 26 Jun 2008 by Craig Mcilravey
3.0 out of 5 stars A band for the future
This Debut album from Nashville punk-rockers Be Your Own Pet shows a band with so much potential and a great future in the music business. Read more
Published on 29 May 2007 by T Brooks
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow.
These guys have restored my faith in rock/punk rock music. It's so energetic and catchy - I can't remember the last time I listened to an album over and over! Read more
Published on 7 July 2006 by Mr. Aj O'hagan
3.0 out of 5 stars Hmmmm?
I bought this album on the strength of "Adventure", having been over-come by it's catchiness and fun. Read more
Published on 9 Jun 2006 by N. M. Buckley
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic, classic debut
I thought that I'd keep this short.

From the moment the first chord rings on 'Thresher's Flail', until the last screams of 'Ouch' rasp some half hour later, I guarantee... Read more
Published on 9 May 2006 by July37th
1.0 out of 5 stars My opinion...
Its just my opinion so If your interested in BYOP then you should still get the album and see for yourself of course.... Read more
Published on 11 April 2006 by Jareds sooo hot
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this now!!
Am I glad I bought this one! Put it on, turn it up far too loud and feel an unstoppable grin spread across your face. This is so much fun it ought to be illegal. Read more
Published on 6 April 2006 by Pete W
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad for a first attempt!!
Some of the tracks on this album are very much similair however the melodic tracks that are on the album ( and there are some) balance this album out. Read more
Published on 6 April 2006 by Zippyrockchick
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