Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
The Nixons are one of the few bands hailing from Norman/Oklahoma City, but the foursome has nothing in common with the twisted psychedelia of the Flaming Lips or the transvestite punk of the Chainsaw Kittens. Its debut, ... more »
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The Nixons are one of the few bands hailing from Norman/Oklahoma City, but the foursome has nothing in common with the twisted psychedelia of the Flaming Lips or the transvestite punk of the Chainsaw Kittens. Its debut, Foma, is soulless, generic grunge. The album takes its title from author Kurt Vonnegut's phrase for meaningless lies that people live with to make themselves feel better-appropriate for a band that, given a different commercial environment, would probably sound like Poison. --Jim DeRogatis
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I like it
Od Peltier | New Orleans | 07/29/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There really are so many better records that one could buy for better songwriting, but I generally enjoy albums that are consistent, atmospheric and are therefore more than the sum of their parts. Most "best of" albums consist of good songs, but lack atmosphere and so are usually no more than the sum of their parts. Using this logic, Foma is one of my favourites - listenable songs, nothing too annoying, but an atmosphere and consistency that pulls it all together in a very satisfying manner (other favourites of mine using this reasoning include Live's Secret Samadi and Natalie Merchant's Ophelia). The boys here do put a good melody over a very chunky riff, which, if you're in the mood to let out a bit of steam, makes this a very fun album. A dredging of the mid-90s mass of guitar-toting wannabes wouldn't be a success if this fine album didn't get caught in the net."
The Nixons are awesome!
tobes17 | Greenville, NC United States | 03/09/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"They are a great band who deserve a ton of success!"
A work of art
Ryan Wicklund | michigan | 04/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I own all of the Nixons' cds, including the rare ones like six and halo. I love all of their music, and Foma especially. I've owned this cd for over 3 years, and it's still my favorite. I love the Metal/grunge/alternative sound that they put out, and every song on here is amazing. The lyrics are amazing, and have put a lot of my own thoughts into words that I could never have done myself. You need to buy this cd and all of their other cds, and go see them live. They're amazing!"