|Dirty Pretty Little Things
Preconceived Notions: Zero. Zlich. I have no idea what this is…maybe some sort of ska? Polka? Reggae (dear god please not reggae)
After Listening: Ummm….it’s ahite, I mean I guess not really ahite…sort of sub ahite. I actually made the effort to listen to this thing twice, b/c I thought I might be missing something…while at the same time looking for anything that would separate this from a simple punk/rock/pop sound collage. On the second listen it was less bland than the 1st….I started grasping on to little melody lines. It’s certainly got that whole up beat-musical accompaniment to less than happy lyrical thing going. Ironical ain’t it? The vocal themselves are somewhat buried. They’re also certainly British…which is a plus for some people maybe. I didn’t really hear anything special here, there have got to be a 100 bands doing similar things. I
Favorite Tracks: “Doctors and Dealers” – The poppy element of the rhythm and harmony make it separate a little from the rest of the stuff.
Overall; 2.7 I guess with a 3rd listen it has an outside shot to move up to a solid 3 for me….but it’s not likely. There just isn’t a lot here for me, it sounds so typically boxed into a genre that I guess unless you’re a big fan of it you probably don’t have much feeling on it one way or another. Some of the music is upbeat and distinguishable, but not a lot of it.