And you thought pop albums about video games came and went withPac-Man Fever? Well, not now that the rudimentary electronic sounds of vintage game consoles have found a niche audience. It’s hard to imagine anyone who’d enjoy sitting through all 15 tracks on Brawl, though. The second album from the Chicago duo, one of whom is ex-Mindless Self Indulgence, has some decent electroclash-style grooves, but that’s about it. The songs are novel in the worst way, all pandering and no wit to speak of. There’s a “love” song about two Pac-Man characters. There’s a song about World of Warcraft. There’s a song with lyrics that go, “You can drop your controller / Cause I’m the one who’s in control”. And don’t even mention “postmodern irony”, either. This is just straight-up horrible.
- Multiple songs MySpace
// Notes from the Road
"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.READ the article