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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
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Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
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The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Halcyon Digest
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Fat Possum
Fabulous Disaster
Panty Raid
Pink & Black Records

Rating: NR/10 ?

October 1, 2004
Fabulous Disaster plays punk-pop in the vein of NoFx. Fast, sunny 4 chord spunky pop focused on simple melodies without much distinct riffage. It may take a few spins, but after about 3 listens this record seems so familiar. They have their musical formula down. I think this music was made as a sort of soundtrack for activities such as cruising in convertibles (as evidenced on their cover).

"Yesterday's Gone" features a chorus very similar to The Ramones' "We're a Happy Family". Like much of the album, the first three tracks "Next Big Joyride", "No Stars Tonight", and "Collide" are very catchy if you can get past their being devoid of neat riffs.

All of the songs are written from a very youthful-sounding female perspective, and the all-female vocals have a sort of happy tone reminiscent of bubblegum-pop, from which this music is not really too far.

Reviewed by Lance Birch

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