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Rahim

Rahim: JunglesJungles (2005)
Frenchkiss Records

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Contributed by: JesseJesse
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Ah, French Kiss. You've brought me acts like the Hold Steady and Ex-Models. How could you fail me now? Especially with J.Robbins at the head? So Rahim's latest EP had some standards to live up to. And it looks like they got darn close. Darn close, indeed. Rahim offers you what bands like Fugazi, .
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Ah, French Kiss. You've brought me acts like the Hold Steady and Ex-Models. How could you fail me now? Especially with J.Robbins at the head? So Rahim's latest EP had some standards to live up to. And it looks like they got darn close. Darn close, indeed.

Rahim offers you what bands like Fugazi, Gang of Four, and others have brought you beforehand: Repetitive art-punk that follows a distinct groove. Rahim seems a bit sparse though, leaving much to simple guitar and bass riffs while the heavy driving drum beat takes over the speakers. With standard Q and Not U vocals, you know you're set with something that is tried and true. And it's not bad, not bad at all.

The only problem is that it gets too repetitive. The songs don't offer much change, and feel a tad bit drawn out. They're extremely interesting with great musicianship, but I can't help but feel like this band needs more time to write more concise songs that don't repeat themselves. I think the problem also stems from the lack of variation that this style of music offers. There's only so much to work with, leaving only so much difference between tracks. Which always bores me. I can't help it.

Promise is shown for Rahim, now they just need to take it and run with it.

 


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (October 28, 2005)

i thought this was rakim, too. a little disappointed.

wyzo

rkl (October 28, 2005)

Rahim - Jungles
Posted by hitlerbadzakgood on 2005-10-28 09:35:50

you guys i think are thinking of jahim. i remember seeing a commercial for him like 3 or 4 years ago, and laughing cause his album was called 'still ghetto.' i'm pretty sure hes an r&b singer.
i was thinking of rakim or raheem(the furious five), actually.
get educated :(

Anonymous (October 28, 2005)

"The only problem is that it gets too repetitive"

that makes sense, since all i ever heard out of rahim is pe's "fight the power" on a constant loop. that is, before they killed him. does that mean he made this from beyond the grave?

Sirens (October 28, 2005)

scores for the Ex-models

hitlerbadzakgood (October 28, 2005)

you guys i think are thinking of jahim. i remember seeing a commercial for him like 3 or 4 years ago, and laughing cause his album was called 'still ghetto.' i'm pretty sure hes an r&b singer.

Anonymous (October 28, 2005)

The Hold Steady will always be the best band on this label.

And I too assumed that Rahim would be a rapper or some kind of r'n'b shitfest.

the_other_scott (October 28, 2005)

if this review had been long, i wouldn't have read it, and then my assumption that rahim was a rapper wouldn't have ever been proven wrong

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