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You're Awful I Love You
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Ludo's new album "You're Awful, I Love You" came out better than any of us could have hoped for. As a record, it combines the pop sensibilities of our first album with the darkness and adventurous storytelling of Broken Br... more »
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Ludo's new album "You're Awful, I Love You" came out better than any of us could have hoped for. As a record, it combines the pop sensibilities of our first album with the darkness and adventurous storytelling of Broken Bride, and takes the combination thereof far beyond the scope of either, into a veritable uber-world of extremorock, where time is naught and babies burp themselves. When people hear this album for the first time, they will most likely be so moved that they defecate out a perfect, sentient, life-size clone of themselves, feel compelled to murder it, hide the body, and then never speak of it again. So watch out.
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Elyza A. from MENTONE, IN
Reviewed on 3/23/2010...
I love this album! I love the lyrics, and the music, and just the fun of it all! This is a great CD!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
You're awful, I love you
Terry Mesnard | Bellevue, NE | 05/28/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Like many listening to this album for the first time, I was compelled to purchased it simply due to the fact that "Love Me Dead" hooked me (...the cheap price helped, too). With this hysterical diatribe against a girl who wronged him and yet still has her claws in his heart, Ludo made me laugh, smile and fall in love. It's one of the wittiest songs I've heard recently, with lyrics that twist expectations.
What follows this first diatribe is a collection of punk/pop-focused songs, most of which seem focused on love in its various forms. None of these ideas are really new or unique. You have the song about the guy who's trying to fend off a former love who spurned him, but his lower area is betraying him ("Mutiny Below") to the guy whose attention and obsession borders on stalking ("Go-Getter Greg") to drinking away the pain with "Drunken Lament," to name a few.
Then there are the songs that hearken back to their last album The Broken Bride. "Lake Pontchartrain" is a terrific song that showcases their zany story-telling qualities, with a dark yet funny story centered around this famous lake. Then there's the most unique song of the bunch, "The Horror of Our Love." This song is one that really tickled my funny bone since this serenly calm and beautiful song is is told from the point of view of a typical horror film serial killer and is filled with lyrics that have to be made with tongue firmly in cheek:
"I'm a killer
Cold and wrathful
I've been inside your bedroom
I've murdered half the town
Left you love notes on their headstones
I'll fill the graveyards
Until I have you"
That song pretty much sums up Ludo: Dark, theatrical, over-the-top and funny, with an alternative look at the way love messes with you. Overall, You're Awful, I Love You, is pretty standard. The reason it deserves an above average rating is that the catchy melodies are complemented by witty lyrics that reward a closer listening. Very enjoyable and humorous, I hope we hear more from these guys in the future."
Fantastic Album. Very Entertaining and Fun
D Brox | Manhattan, Kansas | 02/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Following up the epic "Broken Bride" EP, Ludo's "You're Awful, I Love You," is a fantastic album. The band has a wonderful mix of humor and sincerity that combine to create a very entertaining album. The songs cover topic such as a lake that eats people (Lake Ponchartrain), the conflict between physical and emotional desires (Mutiny Below), creepy stalkers (Go-Getter Greg) and drunkenly pining over an ex (Drunken Lament), just to name a few.
The songs are all catchy with lyrics ranging from silly, "I was driving out of there as fast as a Camry could!" to touching, "Every Saint has a past, every Sinner has a future, so you know what keeps me hanging around." The music is energetic and listeners just can't help but sing along to the catchy tunes. Without a doubt, this is one of the best albums I've listened to in months and months! I tried to think of a few of the standouts, but they're all too good to choose just one or two. Listen to the samples above for yourself and prepare to be impressed!"