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ART BRUT – Bang Bang Rock & Roll

Posted: June 5th, 2005, by Crayola

Now this was a surprise. I was convinced before even hearing them that I’d dislike them. In the same way I knew without a doubt that I’d dislike Franz Ferdinand.
How wrong I was.
The music is bright and clanging and crunchy and exciting. The half spoken vocal does begin to grate by the end of the record, but the lyrics are by turn funny, clever, interesting, ridiculous, which kept me listening.
There’s little else that you need to know about this record. The hip kids will love it as it fits snugly into the current mode of “chic” guitar pop and the anti-hip kids should love it for the great guitar pop that it happens to be.


Crayola's musical heritage stretches way back to having one of the most impressive record collections in Telford. Always on the outer limits of the most independent of independent music, he now co-runs Kabukikore Records and releases more records and CDRs than you can shake an obscure stick a t. And they have some nice packaging, too.

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