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Paris, Texas
Polyvinyl Records

Rating: NR/10 ?

October 1, 2004
Brazilliant! This fabricated word that sounds like something positively wonderful, until I think about it and realize that I might not fully understand. Maybe I'm not supposed to, or maybe there is nothing to understand. These same thoughts are brought on when I listen to the five songs on this EP. I can't seem to make up my mind about it. I'm a sucker for the high-strung, churning guitar sounds smeared all over the place, but the vocals are sometimes a little too geeky for my taste. Still, I find myself trying to sing along on the chorus to "Dress Stress". "Future Stars" just rocks. While the guitar still has my attention on "Le Tigre" and "Razor New Neighbors", there is something vaguely familiar about these songs that I can't really explain. The closing track is very delicate, and grows on me with each listen. I can appreciate this EP as an example of a good rock band with beaucoup potential. I would buy it based soley on the strength of "Future Stars", but that's just me. So, sorry Paris, Texas, but I have nothing quotable or "Brazilliant" to say about this record, even though I think it's quite dandy.

Reviewed by Ryan Guffey

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