Art Brut / Art Brut Vs. Satan
Album: Art Brut Vs. Satan   Collection:General
Artist:Art Brut   Added:May 2009
Label:Downtown Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-07-26 Pull Date: 2009-09-27
Week Ending: Sep 27 Sep 20 Sep 13 Sep 6 Aug 23 Aug 16 Aug 9 Aug 2
Airplays: 3 3 1 2 5 1 1 6

Recent Airplay
1. May 26, 2011: Tabula Rosoff (Japanophiles, English Isles...)
Dc Comics And Chocolate Milkshake
4. Jun 06, 2010: The DJ Never Has It
What A Rush
2. Dec 02, 2010: Alt Compost
Dc Comics And Chocolate Milkshake
5. Feb 28, 2010: Half And Seven
Alcoholics Unanimous
3. Jun 24, 2010: The Smarties For Chris Piech Show
Summer Job
6. Jan 31, 2010: The DJ Never Has It
Dc Comics And Chocolate Milkshake

Album Review
Trent Kay
Reviewed 2009-07-29
British pop punk with attitude. Garage guitars and smart-assed one-liners. Droll lyrics spoken not sung. Fun, funny, snotty, literate, fast. Their one-sheet calls them “confident and confrontational” -- very accurate. They achieve a convincing punk/drunk feel without ever losing their cool. Good if you like the Libertines, the Fall, Maximo Park, Bloc Party, the Futureheads -- to a lesser extent, Franz. This stuff belongs on the Trainspotting soundtrack.

Art Brut were formed in 2004 and are “named after French painter Jean Dubuffet's definition of outsider art” (thanks Wikipedia). It is worth mentioning that this record was produced by Black Francis (Pixies).

try: 1, 5, 2, 8, 11
no FCC, as far as i can tell.

*1. a total powerhouse. fast, brash, bratty, unrepentant. careens and crashes all over the place. positively marvelous lyrics.
*2. big guitar sound, cut chords on the beat. melodic minor-key chorus makes this a curiously affecting nostalgia piece.
3. somber electric guitar & backing “ah” vocals. this song is a tribute to public transportation.
4. spoken word narrative over swingy electric guitar melody. more “ah”s.
*5. if you do not laugh out loud at this, by all means do not play it. fast, poppy, irreverent. ill callbacks.
6. bouncy bass. quick hammer-on / pull-off guitar licks. in sum: “the record-buying public: we hate them!”
7. harder clashy guitars, discordant. bass-under-vocals bridge.
*8. driving rock n roll with incredulous commentary: “how have i only just discovered the replacements!”
9. guitar-as-bass riff and hollow drums. straight-ahead, bare verses. busier chorus.
10. power-pop. ironic woah-oh opener, shared bass-and-guitar trade-off line. new wave 80s chorus.
*11. a late bloomer. starts slow, moves smoothly between lots of musical ideas. infectious guitar & groovy bass at crux. great layering, break and build. “i fought the floor and the floor won!”

Track Listing
1. Alcoholics Unanimous   6. Demons Out!
2. Dc Comics And Chocolate Milkshake   7. Slap Dash For No Cash
3. The Passenger   8. The Replacements
4. Am I Normal?   9. Twist And Shout
5. What A Rush   10. Summer Job
  11. Mysterious Bruises