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As Awful As They Wanna Be,
This review is from: Lunch Drunk Love (Audio CD)
You could actually review this album from the song titles alone, not that I haven't listened to this album, I have, it's as terrible as you'd expect, but let's look at those titles. In fact, let's start with the album title, it doesn't work as a pun. Now, if you can't write an effective pun, then how can you be expected to write a whole album of songs? Of course, this band rely on being humorous, as that's the little niche that they've got going, but their well of laughter seems to have dried up. The singer belches at the end of track 1, absolulutely hilarious I think you'll agree. So yeah, Lunch Drunk Love. So what they're saying is that they tend to eat lunch, then get drunk, then get some loving? As opposed to Punch Drunk Love, when you fall head over heels. In conclusion, sex to them is nothing any different from eating a pizza or downing a green chartreuse. Ok boys.
Now, there are some very inspiring song titles on Lunch Drunk Love, howabout 'Normal Chicks'. No surprises here, they're plugging into their own market, the kind of adolescents who ain't ever gonna be with anyone more exotic, so let's celebrate the normal chick.'You're not Jessica Biel but you got sex appeal, and you've got great natural boobies'. Howabout 'How far this can go'. Doesn't exactly roll off the tongue does it. It's not really a phrase than anyone says is it? Unless you're saying 'How far this can go depends on ......' But to give a song this title shows a distinct lack of inventiveness. My favourite has to be 'I am waking up today' What, just like every other day of your life? 'I am waking up today, somethings happening inside of me, cuz i am waking up today'. Shakespeare anyone?
I'll be honest, this isn't the type of music I would ever usually listen to, it's not aimed at me, and so I wouldn't have reviewed it had it not been for those titles. In any case, the songwriting here is even worse than the titles, but that was never gonna be a surprise. What worries me the most is that the band got the fans to pay for them to make this album. If this album is all that I was able to come up with, I think I would have to have re-imbursed the fans. I just couldn't have lived with myself. Unless, of course, it was the fans who came up with those song titles.
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Initial post: 2 Oct 2013 06:43:54 BDT
J. N. Valente says:
I don't know what your beef, sorry, problem with this album is but picking on the worst song (I think it's the worst, you don't seem to exactly) and saying it might appeal to who listens to their music (I'm assuming you are one of them or at the very least tat once upon a time you were checking them out - my most sincere apologies if that is not the case) but you do know that the album title (which I think tasteless, not relating much to the material and a cheap pun on a dreadful book and its even worse movie adaption) was chosen by the people, the fans who financed this album into existence by crowdfunding. Not me, but I did snatch a look at other suggested titles and any of them was better than this rather silly one. I have a bittersweet relationship with their albums and both the Christmas one and the gone to the movies one made up of covers..good golly even of someone called Britney Spears - surely a nom-de-porn? - but this is much better than those and even other such as "Fishing for Woos" or "One Big Happy"
Posted on 12 Oct 2013 19:12:43 BDT
It's funny when someone tries to use musical snobbery to review a BFS album. You sir, are an idiot.
Posted on 23 Oct 2013 01:55:19 BDT
C. Wild says:
You sir are an idiot!
"Lunch Drunk Love" comes from the idea that BFS write about, eating, drinking and love - that is all, no major secret.
In a day and age that has many fake bands I am guessing that you were not among the many who attended the sold out tour of the UK, where the band played over 2 hours every night and without the aid of "auto tune" etc. The same band who entertained all the ages that were there from around 12 to 50 years of age (I have to say that as I am in my 40s and was still at the front for the gigs in Manchester and Liverpool). I attended the gigs with people aged from 15 to my own age and we all had a laugh and great time.
With Bowling for Soup you get what it says on the tin, a none to serious punk rock / skater punk / pop record with some sing along tunes.
"we're not here to change the world, we're hear to laugh at others and maybe have a nap along the way"
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