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Hot Like (A) Robot - Hurry Up And Die (Cover Artwork)

Hot Like (A) Robot

Hot Like (A) Robot: Hurry Up And DieHurry Up And Die (2004)
Criterion

Reviewer Rating: 0.5


Contributed by: JesseJesse
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Eh, more like suck like an early 90s alterna-rock band. Throw in screaming vocals and uninteresting rhythms for a ten track bore-a-thon. Yeah. According to the press sheet, they have "whaling guitars." In my mind, I see Captain Ahab holding his trusty Gibson over his head, poised to harpoon the .
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Eh, more like suck like an early 90s alterna-rock band. Throw in screaming vocals and uninteresting rhythms for a ten track bore-a-thon. Yeah. According to the press sheet, they have "whaling guitars." In my mind, I see Captain Ahab holding his trusty Gibson over his head, poised to harpoon the alabaster beast from the depths. This band also offers a "breath of interest." What the FUCK is that supposed to mean? Jesus ass-lancing Christ, have someone proofread your press sheet.

Supposedly, they're supposed to sound like No Knife, Failure, Nirvana, Fugazi, and Drive Like Jehu mixed together. That's a lot of name dropping, especially since they just sound like a cut-rate Nirvana with a scenester attitude. You know how these new "punk" bands and "punk" kids don't really have any idea about what punk is, yet they emulate the fashion of the clothing and music and think they have it together? These guys are doing the same thing with 90s alternarock and the aforementioned post-punk bands. They heard some CDs and said, "Ooh, I want to sound like that."

Basically, what you should do instead of buying this CD or listening to this band is to go buy CDs from all the bands that these guys name drop. Each one of those bands is respectfully different in style, who needs it all in one band? Especially a shitty one like this.

This probably would fit in well on your modern nü-metal radio station between Hoobastank and Slipknot.

 


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Anonymous (December 22, 2005)

your fuckin stupid

Anonymous (October 30, 2004)

Jesse is obviously a douchebag. I'd be interested in how many, if any, probably none ever, decent bands Jesse has ever been in. I am willing to bet absolutely none. I have a pretty good feeling that all Jesse does is sit around and bitch instead of just enjoying. How sad that everything has to have a label. This isn't review it's a reflection of your limited intelligence and verbal aptitude.

Anonymous (October 18, 2004)

I think you are full of shit. Hot Like (A) Robot kicks ass. Apparantly you know nothing about music. Maybe you should find a new job.

Anonymous (October 16, 2004)

some people in san diego call this band
hot like (a) cum shot!

Anonymous (October 15, 2004)

I didn't know your sister could read?

Jesse (October 15, 2004)

Oops, my bad. THIS was the one that got me killer head. THAT one was some random shit that I wrote because I had stayed up for 40 hours straight.

Jesse (October 15, 2004)

Nice job on the research, but I don't understand what my bad poetic abilities have to do with my reviewing of records. Plus, I took that link down like a month ago, so the fact that you still know where it is means that you've been working on doing this for awhile, or you like my page so much that you bookmarked it.

On a side note, that sappy, shitty-ass poem got me some really good head a few days after writing it. It's all about context man, it's all about context.

Anonymous (October 15, 2004)

score is for the rewier's poetry. how anyone who writes this sort of nonsense can pretend to be a critic is beyond me.

"you can't
pull yourself
away from sappy romantic

entertain the thoughts in my head
of you
in some starry night

where we kiss
for the first time

and the trumpets will sound;
for the glare will shine a halo
around our smiles

when we can drown ourselves
in bad poetry
and ice cream

when this feels like home"

Anonymous (October 14, 2004)

I don't understand why people would say this band sucks. I went to their purevolume site to listen and i thought their stuff was pretty good. To me they sound better than most of the bands out right now. I'll listen to this before any shitty mall punk bands or all those crappy screamo bands. The Used, My Chemical Romance, Story of the Year, Taking Back Sunday all sound the same and sound more like nu metal than this band!

Jesse (October 14, 2004)

The moern nü-metal station plays a lot of old alternarock bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam as well. And a lot of bands that try to be Nirvana. So that's what that was about.

The reason I became a staff writer was because there was an influx of super shitty bands and the staff couldn't keep up, and didn't want to review these shitty records. The first two reviews I did were passed on through 5 people until I said I would review them. If you don't like my angry rant reviews, then try reading my well thought out ones. Check the archive, anything with 5 stars or over is generally a well thought out review.

Anonymous (October 14, 2004)

And although this band isn't any good, they don't really sound like what you described at all. Not only that, but your two comparissons contradict each other. A cut-rate Nirvana, yet they would blend right in with modern nu-metal? I'm confused on how that works... especially since they sound like neither.

Anonymous (October 14, 2004)

I think it was a very poor decission on pn.org's part to make Jesse a staff writer. Just because he curses and occasionally strings together a chuckle worthy sentence does not make him a good writer. He does not walk the fine line between amusing and insightful... he just wastes our time with childish, South Park-eque wankery.

darkstarm (October 14, 2004)

My best friend gave me a copy of this band's EP. Absolutely horrible, I'm ashamed to own it. I can't imagine how horrible a full length is.

Horrible, horrible band.

Anonymous (October 13, 2004)

i don't know about their music but that is (a) terrible fucking band name

8dollarclarinetsolo (October 13, 2004)

yes

CallingLondon (October 13, 2004)

well fuck, i'm 22. should i leave?

Jesse (October 13, 2004)

Oh no! 19! I'm too young to know music! I'm too young to appreciate music! Somebody help me!

Tell you the truth, 19 is pretty damn old for this website.

Anonymous (October 13, 2004)

Don't take this kid too serious. How old is he? I'd say..... 19.. Whats your band sound like?

Anonymous (October 13, 2004)

why are there parentheses around the A? that gets a 1.

FortyMinutesWest (October 13, 2004)

" Yeah. According to the press sheet, they have "whaling guitars." In my mind, I see Captain Ahab holding his trusty Gibson over his head, poised to harpoon the alabaster beast from the depths. "

Hahah, holy shit.

Jesse (October 12, 2004)

Oh my goodness! 5 YEARS! AND FRANK BLACK! I Should change my opinion. Now I love this band!

No, wait, they still suck.

Anonymous (October 12, 2004)

Having seen this band live in San Diego a few times I can honestly say that this reviewer is completely missing what this band is all about. The label/distributor puts bios together to sell records and give people a reason to check something out but this band definitely rocks live and on cd. They're the real deal and have been in the underground San Diego scene for 5 years! Even Frank Black who hosted a show on 94.9 (an indie station in sd) played their songs and said they were his favorite up and coming band. so take the wax out of your ears and give it another listen! This band rocks!

Anonymous (October 12, 2004)

a wack review. and you obviously KNOW what punk is all about. jesus fucking christ.

Anonymous (October 12, 2004)

"I'm ashamed to say this, but I like the cover art. It makes me think of Clay Fighters."

Clay Fighters, as in the SNES game?

-ObeyYourParents

Jesse (October 12, 2004)

I did talk about the music. And sorry you like terrible music.

Anonymous (October 12, 2004)

that's a weak review. stop commenting on the press relase and talk about the fucking music. this is band is solid. sorry you don't "get it"

Anonymous (October 12, 2004)

Nirvana really does suck.

so fuck any band that tries to sound like them.

Anonymous (October 12, 2004)

I'm ashamed to say this, but I like the cover art. It makes me think of Clay Fighters.

-Chinatown

Etienne (October 12, 2004)

Wow, you really do make this album sound like utter shit... which it most probably is.

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