CD Bang Bang Rock & Roll [Art Brut] (CD 655150),
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Bang Bang Rock & Roll [Art Brut]

  • 1. Formed a Band
    2. My Little Brother
    3. Emily Kane
    4. Rusted Guns of Milan
    5. Modern Art
    6. Good Weekend
    7. Bang Bang Rock & Roll
    8. Fight
    9. Moving to La
    10. Bad Weekend
    11. Stand Down
    12. 18000 Lira
    13. These Animal Menswear
    14. Maternity Ward
    15. Every Other Weekend
    16. Really Bad Weekend
    17. About Time
    18. Home Altars of Mexico
    19. Rusted Guns of Milan (Live)
    20. Modern Art (Live)
    21. Moving to la (Live)
    22. My Little Brother (Live)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 3615062

  • Credits

    Includes bonus CD.
    The songs on Art Brut's debut, BANG BANG ROCK & ROLL, sound like they were tossed off in ten minutes; of course, the band is the first to admit that fact, even reveling in it, and therein lies the record's appeal. Nave, bratty, insouciant, and wild, Art Brut celebrate both the glory of rocking out and the disposable nature of the genre with tongues planted firmly in cheeks. The album's lead-off single, "Formed a Band," is a case in point, inviting listeners, with an air of faux amazement, to "look at us/ we formed a band," and the sludgy, riffalicious anthem "Modern Art" may be the lowest highbrow song ever written. In all, Art Brut manage to balance postmodern irony with something altogether genuine: the sheer human joy of making noise.

  • Critic Reviews
    Alternative Press (p.188) - "Depending on your worldview, Art Brut are either the most whimsical folks in Britrock or the most sardonic bastards you've ever worshiped via air guitar."
    CMJ (p.4) - "Art Brut takes the story-telling crumble of Television Personalities and the ubiquitous Kinks charms-chug, and rocks it out blunt and funny."
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