Blank-wave Arcade

11/01/1999 | Summer Salts | | Album Review
Consider me officially in love with this band. The Faint recall fond memories of my favorite 80s band, Duran Duran, mixed with a chaotic punk aesthetic. Crazy synth swirls, electronic drums, rockin' guitar and sassy vocals complete the 80s nostalgia package, but push it one step further. The songwriting is brilliant and catchy, but not cliche. The lyrics are witty, but not pretentious. THREE songs have the word 'sex' in the title ("Sex is Personal," "Worked Up so Sexual," and "Casual Sex") !!! I can't think of one thing I don't like about this album. If you appreciated groups like Duran Duran or the Pet Shop Boys in even the smallest way, check out the Faint. Even the packaging rules. If I say anything more about liking this band, I'm going to get arrested or something.
Plus: the Faint kick it old school!
Minus: this cd is too short
Blank-wave Arcade

Blank-wave Arcade

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