on 28 April 2006
I never bother to write reviews, but felt I had to on this occasion, as this album is just so good and deserves far more sales that it has achieved.
In a world where every other rock/indie band sounds the same, Louis XIV are a breath of fresh air.
If you think that tapping of toes, nodding of head, and smile on face, are signs of an excellent album, then for your own sake, buy this.
on 9 April 2008
Stunning & audacious without ever sounding over-stretched. Reminds me of Iggy Pop at his driven best. Comparisons to T. Rex et al are right on the money too. Very impressed after just one listen. Is this the sound Prince was striving for but never quite found in the early eighties?
Actually, comparing them to these other artists isn't going to do Louis' justice. They are amply good enough to stand on their own without their needing to kow-tow or be pigeon holed by wannabe journo's (guilty!) on Amazon.
Hugely musical, hugely entertaining and with the depth and assuredness of really good musicians playing really good music!
I recommend you buy it for home, car, ipod or what ever.
on 12 May 2011
I got this album on the strength of the other reviews and the cheap price of a good second hand copy but having listened to it I would have gladly paid full price. It's a gem of intelligent attitude rock very reminiscent in places of Richard Hell and the Voidoids. Catchy and challenging by turns, never boring, great listen that will bear playing over and over. I will now be chasing up their other stuff, buy it, it's great!
on 22 August 2005
somewhere between the Rolling Stones, T Rex & The Rocky Horror Show, yes it sounds a bit odd but just have a listen. i wasnt too keen at first but the more i listen to it the more i want to listen to it! its amazing, to have a look at the video for the new single go to- [...] and click on the "finding out true love is blind" link and have a listen for yourselves.