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Killradio

Killradio: Raised On Whipped CreamRaised On Whipped Cream (2004)
Sony Music Entertainment

Reviewer Rating: 1.5
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Drivel. Well-executed, but drivel nonetheless. Killradio rally against nearly everything (take that teachersâ?¦ how dare you make us learn) and offer nothing, really. Sure, with this major label production, this CD sounds damn tight. And I will give them some credit because they can write a catchy song and a powerful song. I even thought I might like it on first listen, until I realized how much they were just pulling from successful formulas, producing MTV/Fuse/radio-ready tunes. All with a name like Killradio.

So how much are they trying to cash in, and therefore being hypocritical? Dance punk is hot right now, so let's write one of those ("Freedom")! Can't get enough of Jet and that retro-rock, let's write a song like that ("Where Go We"). Lots of kids like screaming in their songs, and they like The Used, so let's do that ("A.M.E.R.I.K.A.," "Pull Out" and many others), and isn't ska supposed to come back? Let's put some of that in the title track, make it sound like Operation Ivy. And of course pop-punk always takes well with the teens, so how 'bout "Burning the Water Brown?" Dub is cool too, let's make "Classroom Blues" sound like it's a Sublime song, or The Clashâ?¦Hot Topic has shown the kids that they are cool again.

Sure, "Pull Out" is a good song, and I bet it makes the kids jump rhythmically at all the shows during the breakdown chorus. "Do You Know" is a good tune, and "Where Go We" is catchy as hell. But the drivel in the lyrics, the playing to the angry teen demographic and the shameless genre-jumping are such a turn off. Plus the cover is dumb as hell. Killradio? You're made for the radio!

 

 
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feeeding5000 (December 4, 2005)

Initially, I liked this album. I heard "Scavenger" on some sampler CD, and it sounded like Rancid, if Rancid was better produced and had random screams. Its catchy and poppy, but the lyrics lack substance, and it's all a bit overdone. Not that bad, but not something I'd want to listen to all that often. Op Ivy was good, but it seems like every band that was "influenced" by them is terrible. (Rancid, The Code, Choking Victim).

Anonymous (January 23, 2005)

I like the music, but if you're a teen that like following things to be a rebel (even if you dont think thats the reason, trust me, it is) doesnt change the fact that just by trying to force ignorant people's opinions (indoctrination?) bands like Killradio are doing what they're 'against' in their very own music! Dont get me wrong, i really like killradio; from a purely musical perspective. Politics and music are not a good mix, because ignorants think that if they like music then the lyrics must be true and they just believe what they hear. As killradio say in their own song, "Ad Jam", "That's what I said, you know it's true,
When we be bustin' lyrics man it's gotta be the truth". Think about it, the music is good in my opinion, but maybe instead of taking a few peoples opinions as fact how 'bout doing some research and forming your own opinion!

BTW - dont take the whole adults never understand us...boohoo view at me because im almost 17 years old

Anonymous (January 13, 2005)

I think he gave it a good review. Cept for including the art and comparing them to half the sellouts on the radio. Altogether good though. Killradio is awesome. Yeah, they do rally against a lot of stuff but seriously dude, music is so corporated now that the only way to make real money is to go with the media. Look at how much Greenday changed. Now they're just not cool.

8/10 for good sound and performance.

Anonymous (January 13, 2005)

I think he gave it a good review. Cept for including the art and comparing them to half the sellouts on the radio. Altogether good though. Killradio is awesome. Yeah, they do rally against a lot of stuff but seriously dude, music is so corporated now that the only way to make real money is to go with the media. Look at how much Greenday changed. Now they're just not cool.

8/10 for good sound and performance.

Anonymous (January 7, 2005)

wellllll i think that kill radio is awesome and their lyrics are great, i am sorry that all of you republicans have your head so far up your ass that your not able to see the destruction that bush is causing. I am glad to see a band on a major record label to be so open with their political beliefs... i know MANY people wont agree with what i have to say buut that SUUCKS FOR YOU

Anonymous (November 30, 2004)

bucket of diarrhea > Killradio

Anonymous (November 29, 2004)

These guys fucking rock! i've seen them in concert!!!! fuck the reviewer!!!!

opivykid (November 29, 2004)

There's a song from this band on "Need For Speed : Underground 2"

score is for that song...

Anonymous (November 29, 2004)

this shit isn't nearly as bad as the review (or the artwork) would make you think

that's why you should attach mp3s to reviews whenever possible

- the other scott

Anonymous (November 27, 2004)

"this review is completely spot on"

You are completely retarded

some1 (November 27, 2004)

this review is completely spot on.

greg0rb (November 27, 2004)

They do write a tight song, which I mentioned, and yes I like Op Ivy and Clash and all that which I did alreayd mention in a post... I did give this 3 points, I could have given 1 but it wasnt THAT bad. It's all opinion people, but your opinion is WRONG! jk...
-Greg

Anonymous (November 27, 2004)

I agree with Scott, I think this record is one of the stronger records to come out this year, and I don't think it sounds like any bands currently. In fact I would be delighted if more bands were borrowing from The Clash, OP Ivy, Sublime instead of from Blink 182 (tons of shite bands) and then their is the whole lame crop of bands that 'think they sound like Refused" but they are oh so shite.

Anonymous (November 26, 2004)

Jesus. If you are going to write a review, pull your head out of your ass first. I just listened to this band and they aren't half bad. They aren't the most inventive band, no. But they definitely aren't bad. You write a review like a 14 year old girl, who's angry at her mother for taking away the phone.
Calling every genre 'trendy' isn't going to earn you any scene points.

CallingLondon (November 26, 2004)

mmm...whippits...

Anonymous (November 26, 2004)

I don't see how you can think that about 5 different genres of punk rock are all trendy right now. What's with people thinking everything is trendy?

greg0rb (November 26, 2004)

Yeah, congrats on that BSD, congrats. *clap clap clap*
-Greg

Anonymous (November 25, 2004)

I really don't comment that much on this site. My comments just usually spark pathetic internet fights.

-BSD

greg0rb (November 25, 2004)

I admitt I made a mistake with From First to Last BSD, leave it the fuck alone! Do you ever think anything you don't say?
-Greg

Anonymous (November 25, 2004)

"2- you say they had no fans before they signed to columbia? then fine, they arent sellouts, they are a product."

Oh, fuck yeah. As opposed to the screamo drivel you praise to high heavens.

-BSD

Anonymous (November 25, 2004)

worst.cover.ever.

Anonymous (November 24, 2004)

Oh but you implyed my freind...

greg0rb (November 24, 2004)

1- I didn't buy this CD, i was sent it to review. 2- you say they had no fans before they signed to columbia? then fine, they arent sellouts, they are a product. Designed to be consumed by the masses. I'd prefer the other way around... also i never called them sellouts in the first place.
-Greg

Anonymous (November 24, 2004)

The reviewer is a retard, this album rocks hard and should be considered one of the best abums of the year, I feel sorry for you if your main focus is finding ways to make it look like killradio are sellouts, hell, they didnt have many fans when they were signed, its just someone at columbia knows what they are doing. To say that killradio sucks for copying other bands is just retarded, look at half the bands on here and tell me that they are completely original, fuck you dude, get a life and dont buy cd's so you can find ways to hate them.

Anonymous (November 24, 2004)

"Does anyone know the real story behind this band and A-F? A-F signed these guys like two years ago, but something happened..."

yeah, A-F's not a fan of shit-talking egomaniacal cokehead bitches. Fuck Krap Radio, their fame's just about at the 14:58 mark.

-Strewtho- (November 23, 2004)

Score is for Jet, hopefully the go the way of The Vines.

-Strewtho.

soulbleed (November 23, 2004)

I too enjoyed this CD a lot. Yes they're too good a band to be anti-*, especially radio (since their songs fit so well on it) and their bandname is retarded, but they write some awesome tunes. They also do not suck live. I saw them with MCR and Coheed once and everyone was crying that they sucked but they were all gayfags anyway who cried when you moved in the crowd.

greg0rb (November 23, 2004)

Brian - even bad bands must rip off the greats, and I had to compare them to something people have heard... but you must realize these guys fail in their attempts. Scott, I'm suprised at you, usually you think I'm too easy on things and we have the opposite situation. But I stand by my opinion. Suckage.

-Greg

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

saw this band play, and i can say that they are in the top three worst bands i've ever seen live, complete and utter shit

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

-Chinatown

thirtyseconds (November 23, 2004)

Well I followed SR-71 after that first CD. Why, I don't know.

sweetsugarpezz (November 23, 2004)

this is one of those bands that you will never hear of again after a year.

see: sr-71

maverick (November 23, 2004)

Wrong.

This CD is, for real, one of the best I've heard this year. Killer songs are more than enough to make up for the horriffically bad band/album name and cover art.

Does anyone know the real story behind this band and A-F? A-F signed these guys like two years ago, but something happened...

-Scott

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

Surely you jest that taking from The Clash and Operation Ivy is a bad thing, Gregory...

-InaGreendase

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