Punknews.org
The Moldy Peaches - Moldy Peaches 2000 (Cover Artwork)

The Moldy Peaches

The Moldy Peaches: Moldy Peaches 2000Moldy Peaches 2000 (2003)
Rough Trade

Reviewer Rating: 5


Contributed by: OwStopkiCkinMeloaf
(others by this writer | submit your own)

When I first heard the Moldy Peaches I was blown away. I did not know what to think, where to turn, what to do next. Their sound is that powerful. It was powerful enough to make me want to listen more. It's completely different that what most bands are putting out there today. They are lyrical geniu.
Amazon


When I first heard the Moldy Peaches I was blown away. I did not know what to think, where to turn, what to do next. Their sound is that powerful. It was powerful enough to make me want to listen more. It's completely different that what most bands are putting out there today. They are lyrical geniuses with a dab of humor and a pinch of intelligence. Okay, maybe more than a pinch and a dab, a lot more.

The Two Disc Cd containing fifty five, yes, fifty five live tracks is astounding. It starts you out with two answering machine messages left to Adam Green from Kimya Dawson as the first course, the second a delicious blend of older recordings that show how much they have progressed, and topping you off with newer better quality recordings of, mainly, the same songs. Give or take a few. Though, no matter if it's the first course of the second, both are fulfilling on their own. Think of this two disk-er as a buffet, except someone else already picked out your dishes. All exquisite in their own ways.

The tracks that stuck out to me were ??On Top ', ??Rainbows', ??steak for chicken' and so many more. They did a mean cover of ??two princes' by the spin doctors as well as a sultry one of ??big girls don't cry' by four seasons. Kimya and Adams voices never cease to amaze me. They are so different from each other, yet they fit so well together.

Known by most for their quirky stage costumes, and different sound, this anti-folk band is loved by many abroad. The New York natives know how to rock, and they are good at it. Give them a listen if you haven't already. A good listen, and another good listen.

Don't let your ears deceive you the first time. Listen a few times. Listen for what it is, not for what it isn't.

 

 
People who liked this also liked:
Detachment Kit - They Raging. Quiet Army.

Please login or register to post comments.What are the benefits of having a Punknews.org account?
  • Share your opinion by posting comments on the stories that interest you
  • Rate music and bands and help shape the weekly top ten
  • Let Punknews.org use your ratings to help you find bands and albums you might like
  • Customize features on the site to get the news the way you want.
Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
FortyMinutesWest (May 12, 2003)

If this is anti-folk, then consider me anti-anti-folk. Besides, it's all about Antti Laaksonnen.

evildeadalive (May 12, 2003)

So... uhhh.. what if I have no clue what the crack anti folk is? Worst review ever.

FortyMinutesWest (May 9, 2003)

Bad..just bad.

Anonymous (May 8, 2003)

not punk enough for you? huh? ha.

Otiss

Anonymous (May 8, 2003)

there is nothing good about this record, the ridiculously named band or the untalented idiots who comprise the genre

Anonymous (May 7, 2003)

No, that's going to be on Adam Greens new solo cd, though.

Megan (May 7, 2003)

does this album have the song that goes "there's no wrong way to fuck a girl with no legs?" because when I saw Adam Green open for Ben Kweller he played that song and I almost died laughing

sonicice (May 7, 2003)

I can't stand this band.

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

If you want real, good antifolk check out:

Jeffrey Lewis - The Last Time I Did Acid I Went Insane (and other favorites)

Kimya Dawson's solo album

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

they've been compared to the velvet underground, but you know..I can't think of any off the top of my head that the moldy peaches sound like.

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

the singer from the Spin Doctors is on that track with them.

The duo are part of the anti-folk movement. They are lo-fi folk tinged pop songs with silly (yet somehow meaningful) lyrics. They are kind of hard to describe since they change a bit between each song.

~jacobe

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

i dont get it

KirbyPuckett (May 6, 2003)

I decided to check this band out via a few MP3s and I'm just going to leave it at that.

- Scott
http://www.local-felons.com/
(Ahem)

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

way to be ambiguous

moldy (May 6, 2003)

i think i should get some sort of royalties for the name

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

they sound like an obnoxious pile of crap, actually.

KirbyPuckett (May 6, 2003)

So, um...What do they sound like? I just read a review that kind of leaves me going "um..." cause I have absolutley no idea what you're talking about.

- Scott
http://www.local-felons.com/
(HOLLYWOOD LEAVE THE COMICS ALONE!)

Exclusive Streams

Newest Reviews

Punknews.org Team

Other Places to Go