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4.0 out of 5 stars You have to fight for your right to party, 9 Dec 2006
This review is from: Cansei De Ser Sexy (Audio CD)
I would call "Cansei De Ser Sexy" a party album with absolutely no originality whatsoever, except I haven't been to a party for a good many years so I cannot empirically make that claim. I will suffice by saying that if I was in charge of a party CSS would definitely get an airing at some juncture.

This is a buoyant but adult album, leaving a trail of hedonistic pheromone tinged fumes in it's wake yet the most interesting thing about it is that the original version of the album by the Brazil based band featured tracks sung in Portuguese, but when the album was picked up by Sub Pop for release in the USA and UK the Portuguese tracks, four in total, were dropped lest I hypothesise, should the potential audience be alienated by a load of foreign sounding rubbish.

Crass decision though that was , at least it's British release has allowed us to hear this excellent album which mixes electro pop with subtle Latin nuances , a sussed ear for a floor filling tune and a joi de vive that would make Keith Chegwin blanche. The band consists of five girls and a male drummer and though their gestation may have been as amateur backup to Too Many DJ,s it's clear they have an effortless instinctive grasp of pop dynamics so the albums fusion of sinister synth beats, chunky handclaps, and skittish funk/disco rhythms very rarely sounds awkward or forced. To make things even more interesting there is a sly (and sometimes downright lavicious) sense of humour evident in titles like "Meeting Paris Hilton" and the rather obtuse "F**k Off Is Not The Only Thing You Have To Show". Best of all is "Off The Hook" and "Musk Is My Hot Sex" which are as addictive as a vigorous massage and twice as much fun.

Ordinarily I would rather pierce my eyelids with a road drill than indulge in an album purporting to be fun and party orientated but to let such grouchy snobbery stop you hearing an album like "Cansie De Ser Sexy" is to indulge in the forced removal of the proboscis to spite the face .It's a bit puerile and definitely not for kids but like so many things that verge on the objectionable it wouldn't be half as pleasurable as it is if it wasn't.
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