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Fight Fair

Fight Fair: Settle the Score [reissue]Settle the Score [reissue] (2008)
Triple Crown Records

Reviewer Rating: 0.5


Contributed by: JeloneJelone
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No. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, .
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No. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. Fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuccccckkkk no.

San Diego, Calif. crew Fight Fair dishes out autotuned easycore with a dash of dancefloor electronics sprinkled around. Think New Found Glory mashed up with Hellogoodbye. Not bad enough? OK, fine, dick, pretend they sound like 3OH!3. On their Triple Crown debut, Settle the Score, Fight Fair serves up eight such indistinguishable craptastic tunes.

The group's formula is simple: Start with overproduced pop-punk, add breakdowns, and throw in some studio vocal tricks. Oh, cute, that sounds like a vocoder. Oh wow, "Pop Rocks" opens with a Kool-Aid reference for no particular reason. The result: an unholy abomination! Kill it before it breeds!

Here's the part where I try to say something nice in the interest of being fair and/or balanced, and I suppose I owe a band named Fight Fair as much. Fight Fair… they uh… hrm. Wait, OK, I got it. They definitely seem to understand their sound. The songs take on all the adolescent talking points: chicks, posers, and this thing called vinyl? I hear all albums sound better on it, even if they were digitally recorded. And the group shows some flashes of brilliance with their hooks, especially with the title track and "Beachfront Ave." You might hate this band, but those choruses are still going to be stuck in your brain.

But being catchy and being good are two different things. Just look at ad jingles. And while Fair Fight does a decent job at synthesizing pop-punk and hardcore, it's still laughable whenever the group tries leaning towards breakdowns and anything gruffer than nasally vocals. Based on their lyrics and the "Pop Rocks" music video, Fight Fair seems to like movie references. So here's one: "I'm getting too old for this shit."

 


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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.
Leonidas (September 8, 2009)

i already knew before i clicked on the review that it was going to be rated a half star, hahaha.

i personally don't mind this band but there's really much better bands in the "pop punk with breakdowns" genre.

friokir (September 7, 2009)

best first paragraph ever, score is for that.

wearestillalive (September 5, 2009)

One of the guys in this band used to be in Seeing Means More, and I'm pretty sure that they weren't in the least bit serious when they started out maybe four or more years ago. Don't know about now, though, hah. This EP is fun enough but totally ignorable.

Jelone (September 4, 2009)

Douglas - I originally wanted to end it after the first graph, but then I was like, "Eh, I better explain my opinion." I don't want this to turn into a Buddyhead bullshit-fest.

Pencils - Brian mails me packages. Dude bakes heart-shaped cupcakes like you wouldn't believe. Ours is a love that traverses many miles. Also, sometimes he includes album promos.

nate_derby (September 4, 2009)

score is for the review.

blip (September 4, 2009)

sounds laughably bad.

hot_cheetos (September 4, 2009)

The whole neon scene thing would be a lot cooler if it were applied to bands who actually made good music. I loved the Saved By The Bell fashion until the emo/crunkcore kids made it theirs/popular. Not that I would ever wear it.

Fuck this shit right here. Fuck them up their stupid asses.

pencilsssssssssssssssssss (September 4, 2009)

score is for album cover (80's/90's sick neon crap), band name and logo. how the fuck did you even score this album (as in get it in your hands)?

hahaha

i just know this band must get tons of pussy, though. that's the sad thing about these pussy bands.

Douglas_is_rad (September 4, 2009)

this review would have been funnier if you had stopped after the first paragraph.

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