August 26, 2008

The Virgins - The Virgins (2008)

Apparently there's a large (huge?) place in my heart for the derivative but catchy pop song. The Virgins seem to specialize in that type of song because every song sounds familiar, but contains a chorus that makes me want to sing along ("she said, well right now you and I were getting high, but we don't have to be this way..."). Some songs sound like the Strokes, particularly "Fernando Pando", but most of the time they just sound like a 80's revival band specializing in poppy new wave, particularly on "Murder". I can see why some people wouldn't like these guys - I'm not sure they bring anything new to the party but a good time, but damn man, that's why I party. Although they can keep their high end drugs, I'll stick to the beer. Thanks though. "Hey Hey Girl" kind of reminds me, in a good way, of those late 90's pop radio songs, the kind that Sugar Ray might write. "Private Affair" and ""She's Expensive" are my favorites. At another, more image-conscious time in my life, they might have been guilty pleasures.


ancientindianwizard said...

I can listen to "Hey Hey Girl" a lot.. The Virgins are definitely not pushing the boundaries of music and that is just fine by me.

Nightrain said...

You know, I was considering reviewing this album earlier this year, but didn't find it very interesting.

I feel that your review captures my feelings without being as negative as I would have been. Nice work.

ve1cro said...

Does the album really justify a parental advisory warning? The album cover resembles rainbow turds from heaven.