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3.13 | 257 ratings

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3 stars A very dark and strong opening career move.

When I bought that record, I got strucked by two things: the cranky emotionnal level and the age of the musicians.

Good lord, these guys are young to be such skilled players. Since Genesis and Wobbler, never kidz amazed me so much in terms of musicianship. The singer is almost crying, spitting chunks of hardcore emotions and rage...kinda copying Thom Yorke of Radiohead. Got it, this came out soon after Ok Computer.

Okay, I spilled the beans. The whole musical package is STRONGLY influenced by Radiohead and it's magnificent Ok Computer. The songs are still good, but I frankly don't think that kidz this age suffered that much pain in love to cry this hard on the record. Sunburn for instance is trying hard to pull out rage and despair. Well, too much gloom and teenage (overdone) despair is showing, in my humble opinion.

I just couldn't pass the unhealthy adolescence emotionnal level. Dude, you're 18, don't worry losing the girl, it won't kill ya!

Menswear | 3/5 |


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