Boring, Boring, Boringzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
E. Casey | 05/09/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Costello Music might be one of my top ten favorite albums of all time. Catchy, infectious, melodic, sarcastic, snot nosed and so much fun--everything you would want from a post punk pop outfit out of Glasgow. I had so looked forward to having another selection from the Fratellis if only to give Costello Music a break in the rotation once in awhile. Unfortunately, this cd is just one big heartbreaking disappointment. I gave it several listens hoping against hope that it would grow on me but my initial impression only became worse with repeated efforts. It sounds like a poor copy of a Kaiser Chiefs record at best at worst it is just another uninspired indy/alt record that will find it's way to the back of my collection to gather dust. What were the boys thinking? Some of the songs might be okay if they would just pick up the tempo a bit . . .but the songs just plod and bore."
Robot Roll Call! | Satellite of Love | 05/20/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I love Costello Music. As soon as I found out The Fratelli's had released a sedond album, I ordered it (luckiky for only about $2 used, heh). I've given this album several listens, but I just can't bring myself to like it. Every song is so generic, so forgettable. Immediately after listening to the album, I have forgotten any of the tunes, any of the melodies. There are no catchy hooks, no memorable lyrics, nothing. The first track, My Friend John, is halfway decent, but that's it. Even it's not that great. It's about as good as maybe the bottom half of songs on Costello Music. I would advise skipping this album and waiting to see if they can string together a decent third one."