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Lefty - 4 3 2 1 (Cover Artwork)

Lefty

Lefty: 4 3 2 14 3 2 1 (2000)
Universal Music Group

Reviewer Rating: 3
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Contributed by: EddieEddie
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This is probably the first time that when I bought a CD based solely on one song, has backfired on me. After hearing their great first single "Girls" (which pretty much identifies them as another pop-punk band to follow in the footsteps of other bands like New Found Glory with songs about girls) .
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This is probably the first time that when I bought a CD based solely on one song, has backfired on me. After hearing their great first single "Girls" (which pretty much identifies them as another pop-punk band to follow in the footsteps of other bands like New Found Glory with songs about girls) on the radio, I figured the rest of the CD would be great, which usually works when I buy CDs. But not this time.

I was really hoping the rest of the CD would be like "Girls," a fast and catchy punk song, with lyrics that seem to define girls with ironic lyrics (and pretty good vocals from Dennis Hill, which I find out later changes, but for the better, in different songs), that reflect the stuff that girls do to annoys guys, but ends with "Wish I didn't need them."

Unfortunately, I was dissapointed with several songs, that are either too slow (the song "Addiction"), kind of annoying ("See Through Me"), or too boring ("Rocket Ride"). There were several other songs (such as "Drown in It" and "Useless Superstar") that really weren't all that great.

But there are still lots of other great songs, too, like "Hollow," "Good as it Gets," "Wounded," "Come Back Down," and, one of my favorite songs on the disc, "Everything." And the guitars sound really crisp, that also sometimes sound slightly acoustic, but then blast out into full electric guitar. And as I mentioned before, the vocals are pretty good, too.

But overall, there's just such a mixture of fantastic songs that just stick in your head all day, and ones that you never want to hear again, that a clear liking or disliking of this CD doesn't occur. I'm just pretty much in the middle, and "4 3 2 1" is nothing to go wild over.

 


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Anonymous (June 17, 2006)

Oh, my world. It is ok

Bevkin (November 22, 2001)

So I hear you guys don't like the Lefty album much. I've gotta tell you, seeing them perform live and listening to a CD must be a VERY different thing, cause I saw Lefty last night opening for Good Charlotte (that might explain things, but still) and I thought they were awesome! Much better than Mest, who also performed. Mest really sucked. So they're not actual hardcore punk, but for their genre they really kick ass.

coldjuly (September 28, 2001)

Oh goody, goody! more poppy "my girlfriend left me" rock yee haw Im so happy (insert sarcasm here)

Its getting really old and boring people, these bands need to try something different with their music.

Anonymous (September 27, 2001)

I agree with the "Worst Band Ever" comment. I've had the misfortune of going to two shows where these guys opened. They were awful. I was actually embarrassed to watch and/or listen. I'm impressed this CD actually made it to this site for review, as they're not at all a punk rock band. Don't get me wrong, I'm not some prick that sets the rules for what is or what is not punk. But certainly this highly untalented band, probably on the same level as the God-awful Good Charlotte, should not be in the same ballpark as punk rock. They (Lefty and Good Charlotte) are bands that seem to have about zero passion about music. They see what's popular at the time and make third-rate, unoriginal songs that fit the sub-genre and hope to get famous. They're just out to make money. I think that's a bullshit reason to put out records.

Anonymous (September 26, 2001)

I bought both thier cds for like $15, they are ok. I agree, they run up the middle half good half bad. But one question, how can every band be the worst band ever?

Anonymous (September 24, 2001)

I saw them live and thought they were pretty good, but I dled a couple songs and they're really not. They were selling their cd for 20 bux so I didn't buy it 'cause 20 bux for a cd at a show is way too much, it was a good decision on my part not to buy it

Eddie (September 24, 2001)

Hey, Jefferson--

Usually, I never buy CDs based on one song. In the past, if a band would have like, 3 or 4 songs on the radio, and I liked 'em all, I would know overall, their basic style, so then I would figure I'd like the rest of the CD, and I'd buy it. But recently I've been doing it based on one song, and if I like that song so much that I can't stop listening to it, and I never get tired of it, then I would buy it. And it works out fine. But with the song "Girls" by Lefty, I was suprised it backfired on me.

Anonymous (September 23, 2001)

I don't really know anything abot Lefty, but buying a CD based solely on one song has ALWAYS backfired on me. And the song in question was almost ALWAYS a radio song. My advice is that if you like one song, buy the single. then listen to the B-sides... if the B-sides/live tracks are decent, then go buy the full-length. Follow my advice, it might just save you $10 next time.

"Now you know, and knowing is half the battle", and any other G.I. Joe morals that might apply here.

-Jefferson Anklesock

Anonymous (September 23, 2001)

i'll buy it for 5 dollars, e mail me at selloutpunk@earthlink.net, or im me at vbdsucks

Anonymous (September 23, 2001)

there are no two ways about it. Lefty is a pile of shit.

Anonymous (September 22, 2001)

Worst band ever.

EVER.

Anonymous (September 22, 2001)

if anyone wants to buy an autographed copy of this cd for $5 get a hold of me

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