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Northern State

Northern State: Dying In StereoDying In Stereo (2003)
Star Time International

Reviewer Rating: 1


Contributed by: 1234go1234go
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Whack. To lay it as simply as possible this record is whack. If I had to give a two sentence, 12 word review on this record that's precisely what I'd say. But I'm a big mouth seldom willing to leave well enough alone...especially when it concerns a recent hype band getting by far more hype then they.
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Whack. To lay it as simply as possible this record is whack. If I had to give a two sentence, 12 word review on this record that's precisely what I'd say. But I'm a big mouth seldom willing to leave well enough alone...especially when it concerns a recent hype band getting by far more hype then they deserve.

Northern State is a college party act who have stumbled in to a record deal. They're not ashamed to say so themselves. Humble beginnings are indeed something to be proud of. However not unlike your sister doing impromptu cheers on your front lawn with her girlfriends this is something that is amusing at home or a party but certainly shouldn't be brought to a stage or recorded for posterity. Far and wide on their recent tour posters claim Northern State to be "The Female Beastie Boys" which I think is insulting to all parties involved. The most they have in common today is a vocalist with a high nasal voice. They however do not share a knack for innovation, solid flows, advanced beats or creativity. The Northern State album is a novelty at best and a grand insult to hip hop at worst.

This is an album and group that could only flourish under what John Waters once dubbed as the curtain of irony. High reviews reign in City Centers such as New York and LA which are your traditional taste makers to be sure. But I assure you this is a joke...the kind of joke you don't laugh at because you're the victim of it. This isn't something you should be accepting just because it's different then what you've been hearing. This is crap with a thin layer of talcum powder. There are women in hip-hop putting out much better records than this I assure you.

 


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idoless81 (October 6, 2003)

i think this album is great. anybody who says that the ladies of northern state aren't doing a service for women everywhere obviously hasn't read/listened to the lyrics. they are full of political opinion and have a great spin on what's going on in the country today.

i also enjoy their raw sound. who cares if they're "beastie boys w/vaginas"? you make it sound like it's a BAD thing to have a vagnina. so what if they're not particularly attractive? i mean, who are you to judge someone's musical ability based on appearance? i don't mind reading a negative rewiew, but an educated reason for not liking them would be helpful.

Anonymous (October 2, 2003)

why the fuck is the piece of shit on this site?

Anonymous (October 1, 2003)

"This is the beastie boys with vaginas"

hahahaha

Anonymous (October 1, 2003)

This is not different. This is 3 ugly fat chicks ripping off 3 homely jewish kids. This is the beastie boys with vaginas. They dont even do it well. This is shit. Fuck you stupid fucking people for listening to this shit. I'm so pissed that this is getting attention, that I actually want to vomit. Anger vomit is not cool.
twat

thriceequalsgod (September 30, 2003)

"if i was to shit on your head, it would be something different, but it would probably not be good"

amazing....

Anonymous (September 30, 2003)

if i was to shit on your head, it would be something different, but it would probably not be good

Anonymous (September 30, 2003)

i like it. it's something different.

Anonymous (September 30, 2003)

"More like Shit State."

wow... just.. wow...

I'm sorry. I'm running dry on the creativity today.

I'll do better, I promise.

thriceequalsgod (September 30, 2003)

"horrible. there, summed up the record in 1 word."

yeah, but "whack" was more creative...

"More like Shit State."

wow... just.. wow...

Anonymous (September 30, 2003)

More like Shit State.

Ted_The_Bellhop (September 30, 2003)

I saw them at Siren Festival. It was just so much fun making fun of them. Just so terrible "I'm going to a party", yep we get it and we still don't care. Northern State is horrible. They say they are like the beastie boys but girls....well one problem the beatie boys actually have skills and what they do.

Anonymous (September 30, 2003)

horrible. there, summed up the record in 1 word.

Anonymous (September 30, 2003)

A bunch of white middle/upperclass white chicks from long island singing will smith stlye rap circa 'parents just don't understand?' No thank you, this shit is wacker then vanllia ice trying to do rap/rock. Black people and slime shady should be offended by this.

Anonymous (September 30, 2003)

i like it

Anonymous (September 30, 2003)

The score is for their boobies.

inagreendase (September 30, 2003)

Pretty good review...even though it said absolutely nothing about the CD. Pitchfork did a pretty good bash of it.

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