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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. For that song, yes, the praise and comparisons others are raising here are quite appropriate. Well, to my ears the rest of the CD is indeed quite ordinary.
I just couldn't get into it. The hooks just aren't there, the lyrics are awkward at best, and nothing stands out. So if you can buy "Seaside" as a single, do it.
But I wouldn't recommend getting the CD, particularly at import price. If there's one record I suggest you go buy this year, it has to be this great effort from The Ordinary Boys. What's interesting is that they seem to have thier own unique sound, you'll find it really hard to find a similar artist. In short, this album is well worth the money!
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Get fast, free delivery with Amazon Prime. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Amazon Payment Products. English Choose a language for shopping. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. As of this review, there is NO domestic release date, and that is real shame. Spawning at least 4 singles over in the UK, The Ordinary Boys have put together a fine debut, chock full of great riffs, melodies and all sing-a-longs.
Upon first listen, one will instantly hear what I believe is the biggest influence But all this does not take away from their own unique energy they bring to the record, they have enough ammo to equip 4 or 5 records worth, and the Jam comparisions from me are nothing but affectionate. The latter sounds very ska-punk influenced after all the original is by The Specials , but it trips along with such melody and pace, one can't help just to have fun with it.
This debut is in the long line of hot-tipped, Brit debuts that zines like NME drool all over for about a week or so. This time, as with a lot of stuff from this year, they get it right, The drooling is definitely deserved. The lack of filler on this record makes this one for the long haul. Now if we could only get it domestically?!? After hearing the "Maybe Someday" single tracks, it seemed this band could go down a "good" road or a "bad" road.
Fortunately, The Ordinary Boys went down the path of good songwriting because this debut is excellent, albeit it is one of those records like the way Franz Ferdinand debut was that gets better with each listen.
Initially, i was lukewarm about the record but after about 4 listens I think it's one of the better releases this year. I've heard they are awesome live so hopefully they will come to USA for a tour. The songs of singer Preston and guitarist William J. Brown are overly concerned with bucking the status quo to name only two of seven: the title track and "Robots and Monkeys" , which might be more effective if their own music weren't such a showcase of English top-of-the-pops.
Yet their words convey their meaning with simplicity - a feat in any of the arts - and they are pretty catchy boys. Not essential by any means, but entertaining nonetheless. I bought this album - yes I spent the money on the import - on the recommendation of a record store clerk on Sunset in Hollywood, after asking her if she had heard Razorlight. Something like The Squeeze meets the Jam meets later Madness. Great vocals and horns, positive and up tempo, solid all the way around.
I bought this CD after hearing "Seaside," which is a fantastic single. For that song, yes, the praise and comparisons others are raising here are quite appropriate. Well, to my ears the rest of the CD is indeed quite ordinary. I just couldn't get into it.Jul 02, · Over The Counter Culture is the third Ordinary Boys album I've bought and, while it certainly is the least effective, the consistency of output is impressive – in a I've-heard-all-this-before sort of way. I don't care that "Little Bitch" steals the riff from The Dandy Warhols' "Bohemian Like You"/5(12).