Monday, August 22, 2005

Cribs / The New Fellas / Rating 3.0

The Cribs get put put to bed

Bravo. PFM called out every weak aspect of the Cribs record perfectly.

I didn’t think it was possible to have lyrics dumber than The Caesars (“you're such a groovy girl / i love to strap her on / when I'm really gone”) but The Cribs make the Caesars sound like eloquent Cambridge graduates. In all fairness The Caesars are also from Sweden so English isn’t there first language but besides the Cribs being young, English is their mother tongue. Look at me I just made up a rhyme 10 times more complex than anything on The New Fellas.

Just how many songs can a band write about hating hipsters and love gone bad? Apparently an entire record. Off key, clumsy, and grotesquely adolescent, The Cribs aren’t even a third rate version of Franz, The Futureheads, The Caesars, or the Strokes. In fact I think a Sesame Street muppet band could do a better imitation of the now sound.

It’s ironic really, The Cribs curse the scene surrounding them when in fact their entire sound pays tribute to it….DOH.