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Old 24-05-2007, 11:13   #1
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Art Brut - It's a Bit Complicated

Myself and Dave had a few posts devoted to this forthcoming release elsewhere, but it needs it's own thread really.

If the first modern-classic record was punk-rock, and I for one think it was, this second record is kinda Lynnrd Skynnrd/Thin Lizzy 70's prog-rock...well not really, but there is definitely some riffage here to keep us all regular.

The lyrics are as brilliantly observant, and indeed nutty, as before, and there is actually some attempts at singing in here with some la-la-la overdubs

It is an ace record I think, but not as good as their debut, but then not many are - it just doesn't have that naive barmy 'innocence' of that record - this is a little too grown up in it's approach - more conventional somehow. There is also nothing on here as good as 'Bang, Bang Rock and Roll' though top single Nag Nag Nag Nag comes close.

...though what is up with those song titles? 'Pump up the Volume' 'I Will Survive' 'Jealous Guy'? FFS!
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Old 24-05-2007, 11:52   #2
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I've already had a couple of small leakages in anticipation of this.

I guess it's no surprise to learn that it's not quite on a par with Bang Bang..., but as you say Lou, very few things are. Must admit i wasn't THAT keen on Nag Nag Nag Nag, but i heart Post Soothing Out something cronic.
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Listened to this on the way to work this morning. Need to heaar it a few more times i think, but have to agree it's not a patch on their previous effort.
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