Wednesday, March 25, 2009

CD Review: Art Brut vs. Satan

Art Brut
Release: 2009

Comments: Only slightly a fan of Art Brut, I decided to give this album a try. Overall, the album falls under the genre of British pop-punk. Every song basically has me thinking the same exact thing every time: yeah you can play guitar really well and you talk instead of sing. what? Nothing contained within this album blows me away. Seriously. Every song sounds the same, save for a few minute variations in speed. I was a little surprised to find out that Frank Black of Pixies produced this lackluster release. For starters, I can't make any parallels between the music of Black and Art Brut. The best track on Art Brut vs. Satan is "The Replacements." I'd expect no less, honestly. I came to a conclusion about Art Brut though. The singer, Eddie Argos, annoys the shit out of me. I can't stand him 'cept for maybe for a track or two tops.

Lyrics/Meaning: 7.8 out of 10
Rhythm/Pace: 7.0 out of 10
Musicianship: 7.5 out of 10
Quality Songs: 6.0 out of 10

Final Grade: 7.1 - Éverage

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