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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't try and tell me this album ain't pretty, 26 Jun 2003
This review is from: The Week Never Starts Round Here (Audio CD)
I couldn't agree less with the review posted above/below/whatever. True, this is the sound of a young band trying to find themselves, but this leads to a really varied album, with very few tracks missing the mark.
If you know Arab Strap, then you'll know what to expect, only here you'll find rougher edges and more vocals from guitarist Malcolm Middleton.
If you don't know Arab Strap, then this is a "lo-fi" record, for want of a better term. Glossy production values are not high on the agenda. Instead, you get honest, bleak, funny lyrics spoken and whispered over a background of drum machine beats, jagged electric guitar, stomping drums and acoustic strumming in turn.
The album contains tracks such as "First Big Weekend", "Kate Moss", "I work in a Saloon" and "Driving" that still rank amongst the best things that the Strap have produced.
If you looking for a Justin Timberlake record, you're in the wrong place. If you're looking for a record about the way it feels to be sad, to be drunk, to be horny, to really laugh, then step right up.
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