I’m not much of a hater. I’ll happily help an old lady cross the street, assist a middle-aged lesbian couple lift their child’s pushchair up a flight of stairs, or even eat a hamburger prepared by a black dude… but I fucking hate the Naked and Famous.
Their album is called ‘Passive Me, Aggressive You’, which is funny, as it’s actually ‘Passively-overheard-due-to-being-overplayed-on-commercial-radio me, Aggressively-smashing-your-vintage-radio-that-you-paid-£70-for-from-a-specialist-vintage-shop-because-you-thought-it-would-make-you-look-cool-despite-the-fact-analogue-radio-is-dead you’.
To be fair to them they do have a few catchy songs, such as ‘Young Blood’ and ‘Punching In a Dream’, and they are from an upside down part of the world where the two biggest exports are sheep and musical comedy duos. But it isn’t the subliminal overplaying on commercial radio that offends me, or the band choosing shit names for their songs like, ‘A Wolf In Geek’s Clothing’ (ROFL).
The Naked and Famous – Young Blood
The Naked and Famous – Punching In A Dream
No, it’s a crime far more serious than that.
There’s a lovely song on the album called ‘The Sun’. It’s really good. Best track on the album. Have a listen.
The Naked and Famous – The Sun
It’s a great track. The way they’ve messed around with the vocals at the beginning, with the soft keyboards in the background accentuated with the slow build up of the drums and bass. It sounds really good. You could say familiar even. Almost as if you’ve heard the song before, but in another guise. Like about ten years ago, but with a very talented male vocalist… from Oxfordshire…with weird eyes. Penny dropped yet? Then have a listen to this.
Radiohead – Everything In It’s Right Place
That, my dear crumble readers, is called theft. Not just any old theft, but theft from St. Thomas of Yorke, patron saint of tree huggers and vegans or some shit. Did you think no one would notice?
And oh wait, those other songs, Passion Pit and MGMT. Brilliant. What a fucking rip off!
That is why I hate them, and that is why I had to write this review.
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