- Vinyl (14 April 2017)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Explicit Lyrics, Original recording reissued
- Label: Sub Pop
- ASIN: B000FOPROU
- Other Editions: Audio CD | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 423,073 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
Cansei de Ser Sexy [VINYL] Explicit Lyrics, Original recording reissued
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From Sao Paulo, Brazil comes CSS, the first South American band Sub Pop has foisted upon the global marketplace. Cansei de Ser Sexy, Portuguese for "Tired of Being Sexy," is improbably, unbelievably and nearly eponymously their debut. It is a thick, pulsating thing full of haphazard synths ("Alala") and a come-on of call and response that tears down any attempt at posturing ("Art Bitch," "Patins"). It is equal parts rock mantra and throwback into something new, transcending boundaries of genre and geography. It careers full speed into dance territory, into the unknown and untouched, to emerge all hot and bothered with wild electro-rock. Pretension? Absent. Friction? Probable. They are the un-pretension: unfinished, exposed, and throwing all they have right at you. It is quick, tightly-wound, unfastened and supreme. Not a sneer but a giggle. To paraphrase from the Portuguese: "Not only music, but a new way to live with it. An unfinished group that, unlike preserving itself until getting 'to the point,' was bravely showing off, turning everything into style." Fashion. Art. Design. Cinema. Panties thrown and received. Micro shorts and dirty legs. How does it happen? It happens like this…
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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.
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.
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.
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