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Css- Cansei De Ser Sexy, (2005), LABEL: Trama, 14 tracks
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With songs like 'Meeting Paris Hilton' and 'Music is My Hot Hot Sex' it could all be a bit arty-style-posturing, but it's the sound and lyrics have a tongue-in-cheek hint of Har Mar Superstar about them. It's the kind of music you'd expect to hear at a particularly good Sonar house party.
Great for parties, put in on your stereo multi-changer with LCD, Hot Chip and Datarock.
It doesn't have to grow on you, it's not complex, it is immediate and exhilarating, the whole album is great and out there. It's totally addictive and cool and you should own this it will make you happy.
The music is a similar melting pot in that it comprises a patchwork of rhythms drawing from 70s disco and 90s indie over some solid drumming and semi-rap vocals. A bit like you'd expect The Fall to sound if given a disco treatment and a female vocalist in place of Mark E Smith.
It's all a bit hit and miss but never less than enjoyable. Some of it like `Alala' and the fabulous `Off the Hook' is very good indeed where driving chunky electro pop melds with a decent tune. Elsewhere, it doesn't quite work, but nothing ever outstays its welcome so if you don't get on with any particular track, there's always another arriving soon.
Overall, it's a fun listen and an album I'm glad to own. If you fancy something a bit different and frankly, bonkers, give it a try.
It doesn't get 5 stars because most of the tracks are a bit too girly and simplistic for my tastes, although still well listenable. The single 'Lets make love..." is great and bound to get you moving like an imbecile.
Maybe I just like them because I think Lovefoxxx sometimes sounds like Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth) with a brazillian accent (maybe it's just a fantasy though).
'Patins' and 'Off The Hook' are both exercises in how to create great Indie music, the former being one of the most raw and raucous songs on the album, whilst the various musical combinations work well in all of the nooks and crannys of this album.
This album is colourful, wacky, interesting and endearing, much like the band who spawned it. Long may they avoid the lure of major-label profiteering, and continue to make glorious electro/disco classics like this.
Sounding a bit like Indie guitar hip-hop meets 80's synth meets The Cars (with a touch of electro funk thrown in!) the album blasts by in seemingly an instant. There are no ballads, hardly any breaks between songs and the emphasis is on 'short and sweet' rather than arty and atmospheric.
I doubt a certain 'Miss H' will be overly pleased by the way she is portrayed here but then with some of the song titles here (track 6 and 10) its obvious that CSS have their tongues firmly in their cheeks. The band are rather weak vocally so this record sounds best cranked up in volume. I doubt any of the lyrics will stay with you for long but the infectious melodies certainly will.
Overall, I like CSS for what it is and would recommend it to anyone with a sense of musical adventure.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have loved this album since it was first released. Its upbeat and raw and captures CSS at their best. Read morePublished on 16 Aug. 2013 by Royal Mick
Disappointing. 'Let's make love...' is a good track, and was the reason I bought the album, but the rest of the tracks are quite average. Read morePublished on 13 Jun. 2013 by rk
A less than mediocre death and certainly not from above. How did this get an average of 4 stars?Published on 21 Oct. 2010 by hairy100
This is a great album, really different and fresh, I love every track on here and recomend it to everyonePublished on 8 Mar. 2008 by WinterBoi
Alright just my opinion but honestly i only know 1 person who dislikes it not including the bad reviews but ive had it for 6 months and listened at least once a day. Read morePublished on 7 Nov. 2007 by Alrhys
When i read interviews from CSS...the clues are all there.Mainly the fact that they too are comfounded and bewildered by their own rise in popularity. Read morePublished on 9 Sept. 2007 by C. Whitworth
A quirky album from the brazilian group CSS. Cansei de ser Sexy is an excellent album for anyone bored with the usual pop bands, the album has some brilliant tunes that are perfect... Read morePublished on 2 Sept. 2007 by D. Hooper
Yet another band NME magazine has got hold of and flogged for all it's worth. There are odd glimmers of talent in this album however i'd really recommend lending a friends copy and... Read morePublished on 19 Jun. 2007 by T Brooks