Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Facts of Destiny
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Nominated for "Future most-referenced band.."
Terence Burke | Norwood, MA United States | 07/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"...I accidentally saw the Centimeters, and wasn't really expecting much. I knew nothing about them. I watched their truly refreshing bizarre live act, so odd and ecentric as too be almost too distant & ramshackle for many audience members, most people were truly thrown off, yet I found it completely compelling. Ran out and bought this CD the VERY next day.The CD was more .... "cohesive". But still quite good. Almost vaudvillian style music, done through cheesy casio keyboard synth/drum combo, with an old scrappy acoustic guitar, but very poppy catchy songs underlying the madness... and picture Lene Lovich & Iggy Pop dropping some really heady acid, and sitting around doing a combination of maudlin show tunes, freaked-out spoken word & whimsical singer/songwriter stuff about the paranoia of the imminent downfall of western civilization and the subsequent shock and apathetic acceptance that follows....Truly bizarre stuff. but really well thought out & executed, Hey! THESE kids are really doing something DIFFERENT! So cool, they probably won't be fully appreciated and named dropped by the "music afficiando's" for another 20 years...nice lil' comic included in the CD too. Nora has done some serious thinking, she is truly an original thinker and exceptional artist..."
Not the usual college radio fodder!
Michael O'Hagan | Eureka, CA USA | 10/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Five stars is not the kind of rating I casually bestow on analbum but I've been so taken with this new band from Los Angeles since I first heard them a few months ago. The Facts of Destiny is a release that should garner The Centimeters a well deserved cult following but how to categorize it? The best I can come up with is "Tiny Tim meets The Residents" because this music can't be given the mundane description of "alternative". If you like this cd as much as I, you should also look for their first album titled German Verbs."