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Album Review: The Naked and Famous - Passive Me, Agressive You

Album Review: The Naked and Famous - Passive Me, Agressive You

Wednesday 27th October, 2010 1:56PM

As ‘Girls Like You’ slowly brings The Naked and Famous’ debut album to a close, a soft ringing remains in your ears. It’s the resonance of hyperbole. It’s the sound of accolades, awards and attention. It’s the disparaging cynicism of those who’d already made up their minds. It’s the inevitable baggage that accompanied the release of an album by a band capturing the imagination of a population; 99% of which had never heard of them before the release of the album’s second single.

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I call bull on this. If they were a band from overseas, you'd love them. People who consider themselves "indie insiders" or whatever seem to have some sort of smear campaign against these guys, who have done nothing wrong but put out a slightly-better-than-average record and worked industry processes in a savvier way than most new bands. The album's certainly a metric blobbatonne better than any Fat Freddy/Black Seeds/Kids of 88/Phoenix Foundation blather all put together.

If you can't enjoy the gorgeous M83-ish-ness of the single 'Young Blood' then you're lying to yourself. (Comparing it to Passion Pit?! Haha!)


Posted by Hey Nonny Nonny Mouse! - anonymous 6 years ago
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I think they've gotten a bad name because of their recent track record. In the last year they signed to CRS Management (pretty much the devil in NZ Music), dumped their indie label, signed direct to Universal and then released an incredibly poppy song that was quite different to their earlier stuff. I believe this is pretty much the definition of selling out.
Posted by The Naked sold out to become Famous - anonymous 6 years ago
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M83? MGMT wanted their songs back
Posted by PostinDirty 6 years ago
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@PostinDirty From around 2:27-3:20 is _so_ Saturdays=Youth.
Posted by Hey Nonny Nonny Mouse! - anonymous 6 years ago
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@postindirty And 'The Source' is totally their attempt at 'You Appearing'
Not in a bad way, though!
Posted by Hey Nonny Nonny Mouse! - anonymous 6 years ago
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And 'Eyes' reminds me lots of 'Kim and Jessie'

Posted by Hey Nonny Nonny Mouse! - anonymous 6 years ago
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ugh they sound so similar to maiinstream bands they just plagurise ugh so mainstream cant like them anymore more then 5 people like them..
Posted by toindietobreathebecausebreathingssomainstream - anonymous 6 years ago
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@ Hey Nonny Nonny Mouse! - I actually know no M83, my friends have been trying to get me onto them for a wee while now.

appears i'm as behind the times too (snap!)
Posted by PostinDirty 6 years ago
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Haha your all WRONG. They aren't signed direct to Universal, they are distributed by them. They have done everything themselves on their own terms. I think they deserve more credit then all your bitching.
Posted by Annonymous - anonymous 5 years ago
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Photo by amandashootsbands.com
Just sayin'.
Posted by Amanda Ratcliffe - anonymous 5 years ago


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