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The Natural History

The Natural History: The Natural HistoryThe Natural History (2002)
Startime International

Reviewer Rating: 1.5


Contributed by: maverickScott
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Unabashedly tepid. That more than sums up this 5 song debut EP from New York's The Natural History. The group brings absolutely nothing new to the table in their ever watered down "real rock and roll" genre. They sound like Radio 4 [who in turn sound like Wire and Gang of Four], but not nearly .
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Unabashedly tepid.

That more than sums up this 5 song debut EP from New York's The Natural History. The group brings absolutely nothing new to the table in their ever watered down "real rock and roll" genre. They sound like Radio 4 [who in turn sound like Wire and Gang of Four], but not nearly as good [which is pretty bad, since the last Radio 4 album was a stinker].

Singers Max and Julian Tepper try their best to create a mixture of Julian of the Strokes and Jack of the White Stripes, with mediocre results. The best part is, their one-sheet tries to pass them off as "blending the melodicism of Elvis Costello with the experimentation of XTC." Maybe they sent me the wrong CD, because all I hear is cut rate New York hipster rock. Pass on this.

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Anonymous (September 7, 2002)

you can tell by the name of the band that this cd will be utter crap

Anonymous (September 7, 2002)

This album is without a doubt one of the worst albums I have ever listened too. Not only is this band have horrible musicians, the vocals are just as bad. I'm getting sick and tired of all these bands coming out now that think the worse you sound, the better you are. Well, that would explain The Vines, Strokes, Hives, and White Stripes. These bands all have no talent, and are all hyped up beyond believe, only to disappoint true music lovers. Just cause MTV plays them doesn't make them good. I don't care how much you might like any of these bands. Can you honestly tell me they have talent??

maverick (September 6, 2002)

Don't bother, dude. Don't bother.

-Scott

Anonymous (September 6, 2002)

I got this cd for free and havent listened to it yet, got it over a month ago. haha, I guess I should probably give it a spin.

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