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5.0 out of 5 stars Quirky, Funny, Cool, 23 April 2004
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This review is from: Formed a Band (Audio CD)
Having just heard this new single I rushed to amazon to see if they haveit. Funny quirky and increidbly catchy, so much so that nme and mtv2 havedubbed it the song of the reading festival and the first anthem of theyear. Like a manic pop art punk cross between the Pixies and MeanwhileBack In Communist Russia, the fast guitars and the ironic yet at tenderand funny lyrics see this song through its relatively short running time.The new wave is here. This is much MUCH better than the people who seemedto start the wave (Franz Ferdinand), buy it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars it's not irony?, 30 Mar 2005
This review is from: Formed a Band (Audio CD)
First time i heard this last summer, i turned it off. It wasn't til recently that i faced another listen after i heard someone quoting Art Brut lyrics.
I wouldn't say they were a comedy band, but the lyrics to this song get me in stitches.
"and yes, this is my singing voice, it's not irony, it's not rock and roll... just talking... to the kids!"
B-side, Bad Weekend: "haven't read the NME in so long, dunno what genre we belong"
speaks volumes for many indie darlings of now, they're very existance at times re-affirmed by the tired (yet addictive) old music rag.
Don't buy this and listen to it in all seriousness. Not that it's not great, it is, but it's not a classic song for its remarkable playing or voice is all. Give it a chance, i didn't at first, but it's fab - even if only for its sing-along qualities.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A perfect tune for our narcissistic age..., 23 Oct 2004
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This review is from: Formed a Band (Audio CD)
Whilst the rest of the music world gradually degenerates into philosophising and self flagellating, Art Brut take the time to stroke their ego into a shuddering climax which combines the ironic simplicity of "The Fall" with the general rubbishness, though we're not quite sure why we still love them so very much of, well, "The Fall".
We're not quite sure what's going on. P>Whatever. It doesn't matter. This is a classic track, and the video is super too. Whether pretentiously self-loathing or idiotically narcissistic, Art Brut are totally cool.
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5.0 out of 5 stars They formed a band. Look at them they formed a band, 5 May 2005
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This review is from: Formed a Band (Audio CD)
Art Brut are the best band to come out of NME's so called 'London's Burning' scene. NME is ironicaly the institution they mock in the lyrics to the B-Side 'Bad Weekend' and yet is one of the few of the supporters of the band. forget all the bad reviews you have ever read about this band and just buy the single and everything else available. legends in the making. Popular culture no longer applies to them
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