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The Front Bottoms

The Front Bottoms Audio CD
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What can we say about The Front Bottoms? We know we love them: a punk band that uses acoustic guitar, indie-rock dance grooves, Springsteen-y keyboard lines (this they might deny). It’s hook-filled… it’s anthemic… it’s confessional. Maybe Joni Mitchell by way of Green Day? They must have heard some Replacements along the way, and it seems like what Jonathan ... Read more in Amazon's The Front Bottoms Store

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  • Audio CD (21 April 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Bar-None Records
  • ASIN: B005BY8MPU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,436 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The Front Bottoms have spent the last 2 years playing sold-out shows all over the world. Their most recent album, 'Talon of the Hawk', made Top 10 lists from NPR to Altpress.com. Kevin Devine (Bad Books) says this, their self-titled debut is "...a series of oddly poignant confidences and inner monologues set to propulsive basement punk pop with a magic trick at its middle : a soulful and observant songwriter peeking out behind the smirk and noise".

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Confessional 27 Feb 2012
By Twig
Format:Audio CD
The Front Bottoms. Snigger snigger. I wondered whether it was one of those phrases or words like 'fanny pack' or 'bum' or 'rubber' that has different meanings in English and American English. But apparently not. The name of the band and their eponymous first album are exactly what you'd expect.

The music is dance-indie-punky stuff. Fast moving and disarmingly melodic, the songs are sung with what, to these ears, sounds like a strong New Jersey accent in a kind of yelpy, half-talking voice. What sets it apart from any other similar music I've heard before are the lyrics...

From 'Father' - 'I have this dream that I'm hitting my dad with a baseball bat. And he is screaming and crying for help. And maybe halfway through it has more to do with me killing him, than it ever did protecting myself...'
From 'Maps' - 'There is a map in my room, on the wall of my room, and I've got big, big plans. But... One day you'll be washing yourself with hand soap in a public bathroom. And you'll be thinking, how did I get here? Where the hell am I?'
And from 'The Beers' - And I will remember that summer, as the summer I was taking steroids. Because you like a man with muscles. And I like you.'

These are, I think, incredible lyrics. Snippets of stories, histories, dialogue. They are personal, surreal, funny, inventive, confessional - though I don't really have a clear idea of what he's confessing to!

And that is its charm and attraction. I LOVE this album!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 20 Dec 2013
Format:MP3 Download
This album is by fare one of my favourites. Almost as good as their most recent. Well worth the purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 29 Aug 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Great band, great album. Extremely catchy songs with great lyrics that keep giving on each listen. Really good live too!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jersey Boys.. 8 Dec 2011
By J. Coughlin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Now these are some for real Jersey Boys.. I can listen to this CD over and over! Every song has a dark, quarky feel to it. There's parts throughout the CD that literally makes you laugh out loud. If you're even thinking about buying this, just do it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A delicious run-on sentence of off kilter pop candy... 21 July 2012
By T. Hack - Published on Amazon.com
If The Mountain Goats married Silkworm and got pregnant and then, before the baby was born, it was discovered he was cheating with The Thermals, and no one was sure who the father of the child was...the baby would sound like this. And that's a good thing. A great thing. If what I wrote makes sense to you then you should buy this immediately. This album is an off-center, energetic, toothy, pop puzzle piece that fits perfectly into that empty spot you've been looking to fill. Immediately affecting. This doesn't need to grow on you. You're all in before track one is finished.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars what a great album!! 28 Nov 2011
By Michael Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the best records I've heard in a long time....so many catchy tunes....clever lyrics...and feeling. These guys are fun to listen to (the line about "washing yourself with handsoap in a public bathroom" is brilliant)

Fun, thoughtful tunes that sometimes get REALLY stuck in your head- and that's not a bad thing!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome band awesome sound 24 Oct 2013
By wamazon - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I think I first heard of this band on youtube, and listened to this album on the same, definitely a band to listen to. but damn this took a long time to get to my house, that part wasnt cool.
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely 14 July 2014
By India - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Everything I expected it to be. And it came amazingly fast!
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