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  • Audio CD (25 May 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: EMI Music UK
  • ASIN: B000PFU5Y6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 278,054 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. (Ode) An Die Arbeit 3:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  3. Soundso 4:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Für Nichts Garantieren 4:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  7. The Geek (Shall Inherit) 3:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Endlich Ein Grund Zur Panik 3:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Der Krieg Kommt Schneller Zurück, Als Du Denkst 2:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Hände Hoch 4:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen12. Lass Uns Verschwinden 4:14£0.99  Buy MP3 

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Occam on 8 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
I cannot share the bad review given here before. It is not the music alone but also the text, which makes this CD outstanding and wonderful. This is an intelligent and very entertaining collection of songs with unusual but really clever texts. And it shows this band is still developing its style by conquering more and more musical elements and traditions. Wir sind Helden is developing into one of the most versatile and fine German bands. And they also deserve more attention abroad.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By teslar on 20 Jun. 2007
Format: Audio CD
The new Helden CD has generally received a lukewarm response, criticised for being even blander than the previous one, Von hier an blind. Now, I didn't like Von hier an blind as much as their first album, but it was still very good. Also, the first single from the new album, Endlich ein Grund zur Panik may certainly not be to everyone's taste but it can hardly be accused of being too bland. So in spite of all the warnings, I bought the album.

And certainly, when listening to the first 3 songs, you wonder what exactly the fuss in all the reviews was all about. They are good songs, each different from the other, maybe not the best the Helden have ever made but certainly not bad by any standard.

Unfortunately, everything else really is just a bland soup of generic lukewarm slush which gives the distinct feeling that the Helden simply wanted to get the album over and done with as fast as possible, never mind being creative. The only other highlight in this soup of 9 songs is the aforementioned Endlich ein Grund zur Panik but by that time you're probably already asleep.

So, 4 good songs out of 12 is not actually that bad for a generic pop album - but from a band like the Helden, I expect at least 10 good songs and 2 which are good but just not for me. The previous albums have delivered up to expectations, this one does not.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By turkey_baster on 20 Sept. 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I was very disappointed with this album. I have the Heroes' first 2 records(of which their first is, I think, superior) and really like their continental take on modern guitar pop. This collection sounds bland and uninspired in comparison though, and I hope they can find some new ideas for their next effort. I have been frustrated by how little attention Wir Sind Helden get in the UK, but this CD certainly isn't the one to recommend them to a British record buying public who consider any music with foreign lyrics as 'exotic'.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
No such thing as bad sex, bad pizza, or a bad Helden track. 25 July 2007
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
There is no such thing as bad sex, bad pizza, or a bad Helden track. The third album by the multi-award winning German group Wir Sind Helden changes tack from their first two albums, being more rock, less indie, more danceable. The energy level remains high through all but the last 3 tracks (which are more contemplative & bluesy).

(If you haven't listened to Wir Sind Helden before, please please please please listen to "Guten Tag" [Die Reklamation], and "Nur Ein Wort" [Von Hier an Blind] - there are clips and full videos on their website, or you can find the vids on youtube).

Some performers sleepwalk through their albums, yawning their way through to the good tracks. This is not the case with Wir Sind Helden, where each track shows signs of dilligent attention, and just at that point where you think you know where a song is going, a new chord or change in tempo, a change in voice, or a series of unexpected, magical notes are dropped in to keep your interest level high.

Because this is the first American review for the CD on, I checked the page comments (the German version of Amazon) - I've only been collecting music for a couple of years, so I'm still feeling my way around what is good "Deutchrock". The consensus opinion there for Soundso was that it was a "solid" album with great lyrics, but that the album may need repeated play to fully appreciate and enjoy - understandable given that its a departure from the first two albums. I also was slightly disappointed the first few times I listened, ready for another "Guten Tag", "Nur Ein Wort", or "Die Zeit Hielt Allen Wunder". This changed over time, however, and some of the tracks I at first hated have now become among my favorites. The German reviewers in gave the album 4 stars overall, but this is truly misleading. The vast majority gave 5 stars, but around 15 or 20 percent were disappointed in it not being "the same" as the earlier albums, or thought the band had "sold out" to least common denominator-style popular taste ala "Silbermond". This may not be the same style as the others, but the passion, attention to detail, and slightly sweet and upbeat style carries it through. With the exception of not having a stand out hit such as "Nur Ein Wort", I would rate this one as better than their 2nd album "Von Hier on Blind".

I'm still groping about trying to wrap my head around the various German styles, but from my limited knowledge I think they're close to Juli, Kettcar, and perhaps Christina Stuermer. When they get heavy on the synth I also hear a bit of Klee.

Pros: High energy, good attention to detail, interesting lyrics (if you understand German), and rewards repeated listening.

Cons: The dreaded German love for drowning voice and instrument under a wall of noise - perhaps this is driven by an innate insecurity within the German music community? - anyways, Wir Sind Helden had skirted this trap over the first two albums, but it is now creeping back in with a few of the tracks, particularly near the front of the album. Judith's voice also came across as a bit reedy and restrained.

There are no standout hits like "Guten Tag", "Denkmal", or "Nur Ein Wort". However, several of the tracks are very catchy and tend to stay with you, and there are no truly bad tracks. You could listen all the way through without having to skip.

My favorite tracks: (note: I haven't read the lyrics yet so just going on how they sound)
(Ode) An die Arbeit -- At first I hated this, but it is a truly infectious happy-sounding song.
Soundso -- The song stays with you, although there are better
Kaputt -- My favorite. I can't say why, its just so interesting and varied.
Labyrinth -- Everytime you think you've figured the song out, it throws something new and wonderful in your path.
The Geek (shall Inherit) -- another song that stays with you, but it can be a bit repetitive.
Endlich ein Grund zur Panik -- I wasn't big on this until I saw the video. Now it makes me smile.
Stiller -- A nice, quiet piece
Lass uns verschwinden -- another wonderful quiet one

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Let me explain why I give this only 4 stars 29 Nov. 2007
By Thomas B. Gross - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I think Wir Sind Helden, or more specifically, Judith Holofernes is the most talented musician/song-writer since Bob Dylan, but I can only give this album 4 stars on account of the rather overbearing production work done to these songs. I did not really appreciate much of this new material until I stumbled upon "unplugged" versions on the internet. The song "So und So" for example, is a really great song in its accoustic version but barely tolerable with the studio sound piled on top of it on this album. It's really a shame.

That being said, I think "Kaputt" may very well be Judith's finest creation to date. Simply sublime lyrics. I wonder if the German publikum really understands how talented and important Wir Sind Helden really is, or for that matter if even they themselves realize how good they are. Their music, and most of all her lyrics, is a secret locked inside the German language, waiting to be discovered by the outside world.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Really, really good sound 8 Aug. 2007
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Format: Audio CD
I rarely review music, and when I do I can only tell you why I personally like or don't like something, not whether or not it is technically good. Caveats out of the way, I like Soundso and I like it a lot. At first I'd put it third behind their other two cd's- I probably still would, in fact- but it's growing on me. There are a couple of clever videos- they do some really great pop videos that are worth catching out on the world wide web.

Their music is basic German pop- very catchy, very upbeat but with enough of an edge to keep it from being syrupy. The band has a bit of a sense of humor, and the Frontfrau is very easy on the eyes, or sehr huebsch as they might say.

All the songs are fair to very good, a couple they explore using other vocalists more than they have in the past. "Die Konkurrenz" I liked a lot, although I haven't really grasped what it's about yet. I usually have to read the lyrics before I can understand what's going on. I also liked "The Geek"- they're all kind of poppy, and maybe not quite as hooky as stuff from Reklamation or von Hier an Blind, but very fun. Maybe not a home run, but certainly a solid triple. Judith sings like an angel, and I get a new crush on her every album. I realize that doesn't help my objectivity any, or my credibility, but I think you can probably still like her voice without gettin giddy over her.
Intelligent songs expressed in a quirky, catchy way! 11 April 2009
By Daniel Conklin - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I am a bit bias as I think that Wir Sind Helden is a fantastic group with creativity and a great singer! This album is a good one for one who is learning German at mid level to listen to and learn the accents from. The first album of theirs-Die Reklamation is tough because a lot of their songs are fast paced and Judith sings so fast! Some of the songs on Soundso are great, especially the first three, number 5, number 8 and number 10! Recommend it!
Ser Schon! 12 Mar. 2009
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Wir Sind Helden hat einen bouncy pop sound, der sehr appelliert. Als ein deutscher Student, ich finde ihre Lyrik, Spaß zu machen zu übersetzen, und sowie zuhört.
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