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Broken Bottles: Not PrettyNot Pretty (2003)
Reviewer Rating: 2
Contributed by: FortyMinutesWestFortyMinutesWest
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There are certain things you just shouldnít do. There are unwritten rules and unspoken terms. You donít drink out of someone elseís glass when you have a cold. When you pick up someone elseís (or your own) CD, you hold it around the edges so that you donít smudge the bottom. Well hereís a new one: you do not, under any circumstance, write a song about fucking Kelly Osbourne. Come to think of it, I guess all these rules are written now, but you get my point.
Warning: Next Line Of Review Contains Lyrics About Fucking Kelly Osbourne
You were warned. ďOver and over, watch Kelly bend over. Cause Iím in a porn, with Kelly Osbourne.Ē No! If I was a religious man I think Iíd probably start praying, but since Iím not Iíll probably just curl up into a ball and cry myself to sleep, during which Iím sure I will have night terrors.
Ok, now with that out of the way I can get down to business and talk about the actual CD. Broken Bottles strive to sound like early Social Distortion, however they really canít nail that sound very well. Iím not sure exactly what it is, but something is definitely missing from the mix. Social D has always had an emotional quality, a genuine sincerity. Iím not going to call these guys dishonest, but sometimes you canít emulate something without it sounding second rate, this is one of those times.
If you can get past the lyrics (I canít) the dull music will probably get you. This band could probably improve substantially in the future, Iím sure they have the talent. However, until that happens (and after it happens, really) Iíll keep listening to my Social Distortion albums. Who writes a song about fucking Kelly Osbourne? I need a shower.
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