Customer Review

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Like Most People's First Time - Short and Forgettable, 19 Aug. 2008
This review is from: The Virgins (Audio CD)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I hadn't heard of The Virgins before receiving this CD, but just one play and I would have guessed that they were from New York (which is right as it happens). This debut is just dripping in that cool disco-punk-funk sound - think of bands like The Rapture, Death From Above 1979, LCD Soundsystem and all that scene, plus to an extent The Strokes and The Bravery.

Anyone into that stuff will no doubt appreciate this album, with its retro indie (slightly Talking Heads) style and funky guitars, which recall an awful lot of popular '80s music (Prince, even Michael Jackson). 'Rich Girls' is undoubtedly the standout track, though there are a few other decent numbers, such as 'Murder' and 'One Week of Danger'.

Ultimately, though, The Virgins don't really stand out amongst the others in what's a very crowded scene at the moment. The songs are too similar, not only to each other but to many other bands and, while pleasant enough, most are merely average - plus the album doesn't reach 35 minutes even with some 'hidden' silence and talking on the end. Incidentally, that alone is enough to make me avoid putting 'Love Is Colder Than Death' - otherwise, one of the better numbers - on my playlist and, coupled with the gratuitous swearing at the start, means that the album starts and ends on a bad note.

I guess the Virgins should enjoy their 15 minutes while the band wagon's rolling because though I enjoyed this album a bit I don't really think that it's one that I'll be playing much next year.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 

Comments


Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-2 of 2 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 20 Aug 2008 12:33:32 BDT
BS on parade says:
Google "MP3 Direct Cut" for an editor so you can cut the silence etc off the end. Tracks have to be in the MP3 format.

Posted on 17 Nov 2008 20:40:42 GMT
Mr Baggy says:
nice title!
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

3.2 out of 5 stars (55 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (4)
4 star:
 (18)
3 star:
 (19)
2 star:
 (12)
1 star:
 (2)
 
 
 
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer

Ben Saunders
(VINE VOICE)    (REAL NAME)   

Location: Stirling, Scotland

Top Reviewer Ranking: 72,115