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New Brutalism - New Brutalism 2001-2003 (Cover Artwork)

New Brutalism

New Brutalism: New Brutalism 2001-2003New Brutalism 2001-2003 (2005)
Lujo Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: JesseJesse
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Art rock. No, honestly. This band was started as part of an art collective. They released a lot of singles on vinyl. They name their songs after numbers. They constructed their instruments out of aluminum. No joke. This three-piece plays aluminum instruments. I mean, a band this pretentious has to s.
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Art rock. No, honestly. This band was started as part of an art collective. They released a lot of singles on vinyl. They name their songs after numbers. They constructed their instruments out of aluminum. No joke. This three-piece plays aluminum instruments. I mean, a band this pretentious has to suck, right? I mean, they must just be horrific.

Dear God. Is that…could that be…good music pumping into my headphones? Are those badass riffs that I am hearing? And those drums! They're rock drums! The songs are short. There's shouting, and some screaming. And it's all rock! There's nothing sissy about it!

From what I understand, this album is about forty minutes of rock songs that were all taken from out of print vinyl releases. And the songs are actually pretty good. Definitely a Drive Like Jehu influence that you can feel. And it's totally listenable. I don't know what more to say.

This band shows promise. Maybe they might rock pretty hard in a year or so. Or maybe they rock pretty hard right now. I've got no idea, I'm just working off of this compilation. If it sounds like your thing, I'd suggest picking this up because there's no better place to start with a band than with their earlier material, and from what I gather, this is some of their earlier stuff. Cool, eh? Lujo did all the work for you, now just check it out.

 

 
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Anonymous (September 7, 2005)

If the first words you see are Drive Like Jehu then you should check them out.

Anonymous (September 7, 2005)

First words I saw were "...Drive like Jehu...". Thats about all I need. Pass.

Anonymous (September 7, 2005)

This band sucks as bad as this review. Gay music for gay punks. that's right, i said it...GAY!!!! G-A-Y, gay hatebreed, gay rage, gay shellac.

Ooohhh...we play aluminum...our gay dicks are hard up each other's gay tube amps! Gay Brutalism.

Join the Bunsplitterism Empire!

Fuck you...fags!

Anonymous (September 7, 2005)

MICROPHONE!!!!

Anonymous (September 7, 2005)

sounds like rage against the machine, for sure-

Anonymous (September 6, 2005)

2001-2003? Sounds like old brutalism.

-Will

adamvms (September 6, 2005)

i am not sure if they are still around

i used to work with one of the guys when i lived in baltimore... great band

Anonymous (September 6, 2005)

No?

LMChc (September 6, 2005)

was anyone else thinking hatebreed clone?

Inspection12e (September 6, 2005)

Yea this is good.

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