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The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower

The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower: Love in the Fascist BrothelLove in the Fascist Brothel (2005)
Revelation Records

Reviewer Rating: 2.5
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Love in the Fascist Brothel is a mess. Like looking at a bad photocopy of a Jackson Pollack painting, you can see what is special about the movement but it's not a shining example. The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower's second full-length album serves up half-decent experimental noise-punk, but t.
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Love in the Fascist Brothel is a mess. Like looking at a bad photocopy of a Jackson Pollack painting, you can see what is special about the movement but it's not a shining example.

The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower's second full-length album serves up half-decent experimental noise-punk, but that's all that it is. What has started as a great idea (mixing a university marching band with the screeches of the Blood Brothers) has become too overdrawn and almost a parody of itself. "Rattus Uber Alles" and "Drake the Fake" are perfect examples of what the rest of the album sounds like. Each song consists of three parts: one chaotic horn riff in the background, muffled pre-pubescent vocals and the questioning of where the song is headed. Thank goodness that the entire album clocks in at under half an hour.

The album's only strength is during the first couple songs where upon primary listening it seems kind of cool. The randomness of the instruments are likeable but irritating once you get past the fourth song. The band does not progress much from 2003's Dissertation, Honey but gives hope that they do have talent hidden somewhere -- individually maybe, but not likely as a cohesive band.

During their five-year tenure, the Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower seemed hellbent on keeping to ??opening band' status because they had nothing special unless repetitive wails from a saxophone could be considered such. Love in the Fascist Brothel isn't at all convincing of otherwise, especially when there is no climax to its plot.

 

 
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Anonymous (November 13, 2006)

This album is awesome... mediocre review

Archangel (November 12, 2006)

Shittiest live band ever. I've never seen a singer try so hard in my life.

Ianw (November 11, 2006)

This is a preatty good record, I play it alot. I don't get what the dude is saying about randomness? aside from the sweet skronk-down in Lipstick SS this record is pretty damn structured. If anything i wish they would have got a little bit crazyer, especially in the vocals.

Also, it sounds like you really hated this, why the average score then?

givemeamuseumandillfillit (November 10, 2006)

3.5 for the record.
4.99 for how the material came out when played live.

insinceredave (November 10, 2006)

I always enjoyed the record, albeit in small doses.

Anonymous (November 10, 2006)

their best effort.

ghostmonkey (November 10, 2006)

i concour. its good for a couple of songs then it starts to get on my tits

GreenVandal (November 10, 2006)

This band was so much better when they just played Jazz punk. Dissonance, Honey kicked ass.

maverick (November 10, 2006)

This record's pretty good. I also love how they stole the Gorilla Biscuits horn intro to open their first song up.

-Scott

indie_is_better_than_punk (November 10, 2006)

eh

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