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I Bificus
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Well, like everyone it seems, I bought this after hearing "Lucky" on the Buffy album and loving it. When i bought the album I assumed it would be full of similar tracks and when the melancholy violin on "I Died" began I wasn't surprised. However, when the guitars began and the actually very rocky song began I began to regret buying this album - it wasn't like "Lucky" at all! However, I kept it on my discman for a week and by the end of the week I couldn't turn it off! I loved it! There isn't another "Lucky" on here, "Anything" is probably the closest thing to a ballad apart from "Lucky". But the other songs more than make up for it! The ones to listen out for are "Only the Girl", "Twitch" (GREAT lyrics), "Spaceman", "Chotee", "The Peacock Song"... I could go on until I've listed every song on there! It's all good! But definitely one of those albums that grows on you... give it time and you won't regret it! The only bad thing is that Bif Naked aren't very well known in the UK... and you won't be able to discuss it much with your friends. :-(
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 24 March 2002
Like what appears to be everyone else here, I first heard Bif Naked on the Buffy album. Having read some other people's reviews here on Amazon, I was unsure whether or not to get it, with Lucky being the only song of it's type on the CD. After weeks of pondering, I decided to go for it, and I am really glad I did! She does screaming punk-rock chick and soulfull songstress both with incredible ease. Tho' there are only two of the latter on the album, which I hope will change with her next album. The lyrics on all the songs are original and interesting, with "Sophia" and "The Peacock Song" springing to mind because of their memorable lyrics. Those of you still unsure, even after reading the reviews and listening to the clips, (unluckily for me I couldn't listen to the clips so I had to go by reviews alone) just go for it! Even if this isn't your type of music (it's not really mine either) give it one week and it'll grow on you. Bif's not popular over here and I haven't even heard of her from america, which is a pity, because she isn't just another angry rock chick wannabe, she truly is original. Don't pass her by.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 9 October 2001
This album deserves to be a major hit in the UK. Original. Passionate. Everything the manufactured bands are not. A good mixture of heavier rock songs like 'I Died' and 'Moment of Weakness' and more melodic tunes with 'Violence' and 'Anything'. But the best for me is still the Buffy soundtrack song 'Lucky'. I'll be enjoying this album for the rest of my life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 10 January 2002
A great blend of punk sensibilities with polished production values. The songs range from raw edged rock to the epic power-balladish "Lucky", and I really can't pick out a weak one, they're all very strong offerings. Bif has a fantastic vocal presence with great range and expression, a lot of the lyrics are very clever and coherent and a lot of them sound autobiographical. I'm not particularly into the punk scene, but if you like powerful melodic music, you'll like Bif Naked. Can't recommend her enough! Hail Bificus!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 October 2001
Bif Naked is a breath of fresh air in the male dominated world of punk/rock because she sings with as much punch and attitude as her more generally accepted male counterparts. This album is packed with catchy hooks, great lyrics and enough distortion guitars to keep the most zealous headbanger happy. That she isn't more well known in the UK is a crime. I've listened to some of her new songs on the net, AND THEY ROCK! Can we have the new album, 'Purge' now please? Pretty please?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 3 August 2001
"I Bificus" is an excellent album in the medium-weight rock genre. Lyrics are witty and the style is original. Bif appeared in an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, featuring two of the songs from this album which prompted me to buy it. Included one ballad, "Lucky", also from the series. Not a single track I didn't like. Slight punk flavour to some tracks. If you like artists such as Joan Jett, or Concrete Blonde, you'll like this.
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on 17 October 2000
So, the Buffy album claims it's latest victim. My mate went off one day and bought the CD. Three days later, myself and another mate had the Buffy album. Within a week, the first mate had the entire Sundays back catalogue and the Hepburn album. Two days later I bought Version 2.0 by Garbage.
Then we listened to Lucky.
It took a week for I Bificus to arrive. But by God was it worth the wait.
The first thought when you put the CD in is "What happened to Lucky?" as I Died launches. By the time Any Day Now and Spaceman have blown your mind you've realised that Lucky is not representative of the album. The album's even better. Moment Of Weakness then proceeds to tear your head apart.
You then hear the track which reminds you why you bought the album in the first place. And despite the fact that nothing else on the album sounds anything remotely like it, Lucky still fits perfectly. Sophia and Chotee occupy some time before Violence starts to turn it up. Then the huge ending hits you. The Peacock Song, Anything, Only The Girl and Twitch probably form the finest conclusion to an album ever.
It's powerful, emotional, expressive rock. If you like it, buy it. If you don't... buy it anyway. It'll grow on you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 July 2001
I randomly bought this album in America, and for the first 3 months that I owned it, I did not listen to any songs apart from Lucky. One night I was completely bored with my other CDs and decided to give it a try, and I am so glad that I did. It is a fun, summer album, and Bif Naked has a truly unique style (apart from sounding kind of like No Doubt). The best tracks are I Died, Spaceman, Sophia, Lucky and Anything.
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on 2 December 2000
Anyone expecting an album comprised of 'Lucky' style ballads will be surprised, as the popular song from the Buffy album, which most people associate Bif with, is the only really gentle reprieve. The rest of the tracks are a collection of guitar lead rock songs which could easily have you doing the whole Bohemian Rhapsody head-bang thing. There arn't really any duff tracks on 'I Bifficus', but each one is distinct enough for you to have your favorites. And while each track features genuinly interesting lyrics, most of which seem to tell a tale from Bif's past, it's the way they're screamed, drawled and sung by the gal herself which makes the tracks so appealing. From the soft warblings of 'Lucky', to the playful yelling on 'Moment of weakness', it's true she knows how to sing to entertain. Check out the free samples of the tracks; they give a good idea of the 'feel' of the album, and if you like what you hear, don't hesitate to pick up what is hopefully not Bif's only album!
Reviewed by: The Holographic Scott James
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 3 April 2000
i first heard about bif naked when i bought the buffy cd,the track on there was "lucky"and i got the cd on the strength of that song.some of the tracks are really good rock,and bif's vocal's are clear and strong(she really belts out those lyrics)if you like no doubt you will love bif naked
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