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Slain By Yatsura
Urusei Yatsura
Slain By Yatsura
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Glasgow, Scotland's Urusei Yatsura have pulled off a neat trick--they've remodeled glam rock without the glitter. The result is snotty, anthemic, and cool yet thankfully devoid of stretchy unitards and ghastly haircuts. Sl...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Urusei Yatsura
Title: Slain By Yatsura
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Sire / London/Rhino
Original Release Date: 9/22/1998
Release Date: 9/22/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 643443102926, 639842222129

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Glasgow, Scotland's Urusei Yatsura have pulled off a neat trick--they've remodeled glam rock without the glitter. The result is snotty, anthemic, and cool yet thankfully devoid of stretchy unitards and ghastly haircuts. Slagged off as Pavement copyists in their early days, Urusei Yatsura have finally hit their stride as engaging pop rockers who might give an occasional nostalgic glance back to early-'90s American lo-fi. In acerbic odes to urban ennui ("No No Girl") and straight-to-video starlets ("Hello Tiger"), Urusei Yatsura create crash-cymbal- and guitar-heavy indie rock with smart and sarcastic lyrical phrasing. There must be something in Glasgow's water that causes fantastic bands like Belle & Sebastian, Adventures in Stereo, and the Delgados to emerge at such an alarming rate. No odds on who would win the citywide battle of the bands, but Urusei Yatsura get extra points for their trashy cool and giddy satire. --Lois Maffeo

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Hit me with those Glo Starz
Toby Huntington | London, UK | 09/22/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Dirty, sleazy and snot-nosed, that's what Urusei Yatsura are. Thankfully, they took up guitars, mics and drums and went about making their trashy, glam-punk-pop tunes, rather than kicking around the social and the estates in their native Glasgow, drinking Tennant's Special and abusing passers-by. Twinned with their obvious love of loud guitars is a serious and intelligent lyricism - for every Glo Starz self-confident sneer ("I can see your point, yeah I can see your point, yeah I can see your point, but mine's better!") there is the tender, fragile (and completely psychotic) "King of Lazy". But don't buy "Slain By Yatsura" because you want to listen and nod your head in sage agreement - buy it because you want to pogo and sing along like the teenager you are."