Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Les Thugs' Nineteen Something is a great leap forward from their previous releases Strike and As Happy as Possible. While they stick to the hook-happy ditties that made them France's best-loved punk rockers--evidenced on c... more »
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Les Thugs' Nineteen Something is a great leap forward from their previous releases Strike and As Happy as Possible. While they stick to the hook-happy ditties that made them France's best-loved punk rockers--evidenced on cuts like "Side by Side" and "While I'm Waiting"--Les Thugs cling fast to artistic growth, downshifting into the misty-sounding "Les Lendemains Qui Chantent" (their first number en Français) and going psychedelic on the organ-burned "Magic Hour." Kurt Bloch, the ringleader of Seattle's Fastbacks, helmed the soundboard to put the "ooh" into Nineteen Something's potent "la la" machine. Bloch's not just a producer but also a fan; his tight-cornered rendering augments Nineteen Something's escape from the confines of typical punk rock. --Jason Josephes
A great french punk album . . . has your head exploded yet?
transmet451 | Allston, MA United States | 12/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This cd is more of a 4 and 1/2, but why split hairs. Fact is Les Thugs have put together a really tight bit o' punk rock. The whole thing is a wonderful lesson in balance. The guitars are raw and rough without being sloppy or amatuerish. Bass pops and drums crash without getting in the way. Melancholy, angry, with a bit of forlorn optimism. The lyrics are emotional and intelligent, without being pretentious or overly whiny. And they're ...FRENCH! If you are a Mission of Burma fan you will probably love this album. There are a lot of similarities in the sounds of the great avant-punksters of MOB and the relative youngins Les Thugs. Like Burma they push boundaries adventurously without getting too weird. The best songs: Henry's Back, Side by Side, Il Gruppetto, and Magic Hour, but every song is worth the time. A great cd to listen straight through without jumping around. These guys really ended on a high note."
Trans u mentioned ended on a high note
that | usa | 10/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"So i assume that they are gone. It's odd. I thought it would hurt more. I have chased after this band all my life- i saw them live only once by accident. I couldn't remember there name and it took me like 5 years to figure out who they were. After that i sought out all the records (cd's for you young' ones) i could find but i always seem like a day behind. My friends thought i wierd because i liked these guys better every year since 1993. I held "As Happy as you can be" up to nirvana's nevermind as the masterpiece of a generation. I got this album about a week ago. This is the first time i've had the (liquid) courage to write. RIP Les Thugs."