Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop
Strong 1st half, so-so 2nd half
Robert J. Hinkle | Lansdale, PA | 02/21/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Starts out excellent, and with obvious growth, with powerful tracks like "Ways to Make it Through the Wall", "Miserabilia", "We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed", and "You'll Need Those Fingers for Crossing". However, after that the CD loses some steam..."It's Never That Easy..." and "End of the Asterisk" are fairly weak, and very 'skippable' which is a let down from the "every song is a winner" feeling of their previous CD "Hold on Now, Youngster...". "Documented Minor Emotional Breakdown #1" and "All Your Kayfabe Friends" round out the end of the CD nicely, but overall it feels a little short.
With that said, I still find that the CD has immense replay value and can fit a number of moods. Los Campesinos! still deliver the same beautiful poetic insights that they always do, combined with the shout-it-out, sing-along lyrics that we've come to know and love (once we can get them all memorized and retool our mouths to keep up, of course!)
Not bad for a band that put out 25 tracks in 8 months time."