Monday, September 05, 2005

Well, this is my first ever post for the 99 cent CD reviews blog. This is basically how it goes, i go to my local record store, find an album that looks interesting/hilarious for 99 cents, listen to it, review it. Here we go!

So this one i found while sifting with a friend, she said she thought it looked "right up my alley", soon we will be on speaking terms again. Orlando's "Just For A Second", i already hate the cover art and the band name. Two pretty britpop boys with calvin klein pouts shot P&A Dustbowl Documentary Style (10 bucks for anyone that gets that reference). Put on the Blanco Y Negro label, i am suspicious if these guys speak english, but i pick it anyways.
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I sit down and get ready for whatever is going to shoot out into my headphones. This EP is mecrifully short with a Full length version of the title track, lets hit play. Easy listening funk backing congeal on top of thin, flat synth strings, no definitive melody yet. Then i hear Tim Chipping chirping pour out. Its wry, quirky and a bit annoying, but it does have its own flavor, which is always enjoyable. I cant help but think if someone took Pulp's first two albums, grinded them up, strained them into big pot of light funk rock and shitty melodies, you would have Orlando.

A little history of this band that i found on Orlando Fansite, yes, one exsists for every single band on earth. Orlando is Tim Chipping and Dickon Edwards. Dickon's parents ganked his name, gangsta style, from a favorite children's book of mine, The Secret Garden. Brit kids with brit lives, digging john peel and the budding twee-pop bands around there area. I have to ask, "what went wrong?". Did they just decide to take their favorite bands and drop 10 tons of boring on them?

Finnally the CD ends, a bit long of a run for 4 tracks, its a perfect example of why not every band from the fallen Brit empire that digs Pulp and Manic Street Preachers makes it.


Blogger HateTheHater said...

You should try actually creating something yourself, asshole! What a lame blog... How George W. Bush can you get?!

4:15 PM  

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