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Like Most People's First Time - Short and Forgettable,
This review is from: The Virgins (Audio CD)
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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.
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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:
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