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Ambitious Career Woman

Ambitious Career Woman: To Avoid a LawsuitTo Avoid a Lawsuit (2003)
Lujo Records

Reviewer Rating: 5


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From the opening chords of "Orson Welles Rockets" to the melancholic melody that is "Poor Little Wimpy," Seattle's Amibitious Career Woman's debut album "To Avoid a Lawsuit" is easily one of the most surprising releases in the last few years. It's clear that Drive Like Jehu and Refused are influe.
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From the opening chords of "Orson Welles Rockets" to the melancholic melody that is "Poor Little Wimpy," Seattle's Amibitious Career Woman's debut album "To Avoid a Lawsuit" is easily one of the most surprising releases in the last few years.

It's clear that Drive Like Jehu and Refused are influences on this album, but this is no imitative group.

Adam MacKinnon's guitar tones are that of a 1960's surf nightmare. Off-kilter time signatures, chaotic instrumentation, rap-style cadences, and clever titles ("Nuclear Winter Olympics" and "I Before E Except After Shut Up" are two good ones) best describe this three piece.

There is absolutely nothing disappointing about this record or this band. Critical on social status and the class structure (take that Gatsby's American Dream!), ACW are one of the few remaining bands in the punk genre that are conscious of the world at large. Hell, their logo is a stenciled, grafitti image of deceased movie starlet, Joan Crawford.

I imagine that we'll be hearing more from Ambitious Career Woman, as they plow through all the Simple Plans and New Found Glorys to burn malls across the United States.

 


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Anonymous (December 10, 2003)

Somebody tell that ambitious career woman to get her dumper back in the kitchen & make me a goddamn sandwich.

Anonymous (December 7, 2003)

10 stars is dead on

Anonymous (December 7, 2003)

i bought the cd today on the intranet....thanx for reviewing a band with a clever name that also sounds very good

Anonymous (December 6, 2003)

Everybody should listen to yank crime. Stop stalking me janelle.
twat

Anonymous (December 6, 2003)

but the name of the band!!!! it stinks.
-Janelle

Greenvandal (December 6, 2003)

note too self-listen to Drive like Jehu and this band too.

-!nothing!

Anonymous (December 6, 2003)

10 stars? i listened to the sample songs, they are pretty good....but 10 stars??

-benz

superdude (December 6, 2003)

THis review was good, but here's how I would make it better:

1. There really should have been a vote on the whole matter

2. An ambitious career woman indeed, but she's hardly breaking new ground

3. Unless she's fat

4. But that would be just ground in general, not new ground

5. I'm getting too old

funkisdead (December 5, 2003)

yeah, yank crime IS fucking amazing.
i'll have to check this out.
thanks for writing a short review.

Anonymous (December 5, 2003)

Toma-

FUCK YEA! Transformers: The Movie is one of my all-time favorites. I watched it 6 times, start to end, in a row in my aunt's basement when i was 6. sooooo good.

Anonymous (December 5, 2003)

What's cool for the cover is that you pretend that the eyebrows are actually the upper eyelids. She looks like a demon that way.
-J

toma (December 5, 2003)

dude is the orson welles song about unicron? that'd kick ass

Anonymous (December 5, 2003)

Man I loved Drive Like Jehu. "Yank Crime" is by far one of the most creative albums, ever.

-sickboi

inagreendase (December 5, 2003)

Needless to say, sounds really good, think I'll be checkin' it out. Score is for the song title "I Before E Except After Shut Up."

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