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  • Audio CD (30 Aug. 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Matador
  • ASIN: B0000ALWDN
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 179,605 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)


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Pretty Girls Make Graves ~ New Romance

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "barneythedog_" on 25 Sept. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Having just read the Amazon.com review, I thought I really had to write this! The New Romance is in fact a brilliant, thrilling album which will have you unable to remove it from your stereo. Right from the first track, 'Something Bigger, Something Brighter', you can tell that this is special. Every song has something new to offer, the stomping 'Chemical, Chemical' to the haunting 'Holy Names' all of them shimmer with complexity and subtle keyboard undercurrents. PGMG have taken the promise of earlier songs like 'Speakers Push The Air' and evolved and developed their sound from sounding great to sounding, well, magical! Andrea Zollo's vocals play off the music to incredible effect, sometimes racing with the beat ('The New Romance'), sometimes smouldering to the bass-line as on 'Blue Lights'
Buy this album, put it in your stereo and leave it on repeat for the rest of your life.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "theonlyal" on 19 May 2004
Format: Audio CD
I don't see what there is about this band that can't be liked. The New Romance perfectly mixes ATD-I guitars, a measured rhythm section and vocals that pitch between Gwen Stefani's cool and Karen O's energy. The urgency of the first album is more than matched here. Couple this with a more mature songwriting approach and you've got an indie/rock/(post) punk album of absolute quality. the complex guitar motifs are both beautiful and aggressive at the same time. However this is not just a 6 string free-for-all. The chilled sampler breaks that punctuate this album give way to a thudding keyboard-led treat in the shape of the title track. All this leads to an album that should never be far from the top of any music fan's CD stack. Andrea Zollo deserves to be a superstar, and this album deserves to be cherished.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. J. Robson on 27 May 2006
Format: Audio CD
The production is sweet, and perfect for their style.

This is the first album of PGMG for me and it remains my favourite.
At first admittedly I was a little unsure but on initial hearing I didn't like the Mars Volta album either!?!?

The 2 guitars work fantastically well together. The drums are cool and really quite inventive at times. The lyrics are very cool and her voice has this great retro hard-nosed feel to it.

Since owning this album I've been awaiting their next and this is exactly why it's 4-stars and not 5 ... I believe they have all the potential to be truely great and this album is a brilliant stepping stone to that extent.
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By Squerrimole on 3 Feb. 2012
Format: Audio CD
I bought this having bought Paramore and enjoyed their thumping post-punk indie thrash. I was expecting something similar, but the musical styles couldn't me more different. There is a maturity to PGMG that you don't find in a lot of Emo-related music, and I don't mean the lyrics only (although there is far less WASP-teen whining in The New Romance than in most), but the music as well. The angst is externalised, and both the lyrics and the tunes bear a closer relationship to early 80's goth than Emo. The music is layered - the clashing/complementing dual guitar riffing will make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck; the music evolves and changes between the opening note and the end of a song, giving you full-on attack and sinister quiet in the space of a heartbeat. Think early Bauhaus, Kaliedoscope or Juju-era Siouxsie, even Morgans or Skeletal family perhaps. Why it has been mentioned in the same breath as Paramore or Blink 182 etc etc is beyond me; there is far more intelligence here, far more depth and musicality. It is a beautiful creature, but filled with darkness. Think razor-blades shaped like butterfly wings or snowflakes... You get the idea
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