Chixdiggit! - Safeways Here We Come (Cover Artwork)


Chixdiggit!: Safeways Here We ComeSafeways Here We Come (2011)
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Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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After a number of years away from the limelight, these Canadian pop-punks make a dramatic return to the world of music. I thought that they would have possibly matured and found that they had no more use for songs about girls, girls and more girls. Oh, how wrong was I?! This seven-track EP (or mi.
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After a number of years away from the limelight, these Canadian pop-punks make a dramatic return to the world of music. I thought that they would have possibly matured and found that they had no more use for songs about girls, girls and more girls. Oh, how wrong was I?!

This seven-track EP (or mini-album?–you decide) opens with...a song about a girl. "Miso Ramen" is classic Chixdiggit!–KJ Jansen's distinctive vocals over hook-laden, powerful pop-punk with a buzzsaw guitar sound that is immediately a joy to the ears. With the excellent lines "There's an airport in Japan that's not on the mainland / It's on an island in the sea put together by folks like you and me," it shows that time in the wilderness has done nothing to diminish the humour/fun/amusement value of the band.

With an ode (I think it's derogatory!) to a haircut, "Swedish Rat", next, it shows that the obscure and unusual keeps cropping up as song titles/themes for this quartet. Keeping this going is "Since You Got a Dog", a song about a friend of singer KJ's, who since obtaining a dog seems to be left out in the cold due to people not caring for the mutt.

"Found Love" and "Hot ‚??n' Horny" are songs about girls, as one would expect, with the latter proving that Chixdiggit! are still base teenagers at heart (although lustful feelings should not just be for the young!).

"I Hate Basketball" had me laughing out loud. I'm not sure how this will go down with fans of the sport but I find it hilarious. Basketball seems one of the dullest sports on earth, so I salute Chixdiggit! for this song.

Finally, "I Hope Things Will Turn Around" brings the album to a satisfactory conclusion and one which is on a high, as this is the best song on the album and, strangely, the one which contains the least amount of humour. One might imagine that Chixdiggit!'s return could be fairly uninteresting, but that's not the case–they've got back on the horse and do what they do best, which is to produce some memorable pop-punk tunes for all to enjoy.


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nocomply (December 7, 2011)

It shouldn't be, but I think this is my favorite record of 2011.

iSo (February 23, 2011)

I really like this EP. I guess there aren't as many bands that change there style close to nothing but still don't become boring. Catchy tunes!

melu89 (February 20, 2011)

really like the first 4 and the last 2 songs... the inbetween is not their best stuff.

skolarx (February 16, 2011)

i think i might have one of those cds somewhere.
i still think shadowy bangers from a shadowy duplex might be my favorite chixdiggit song, the new stuff sounds pretty good though

Sick_Nick (February 16, 2011)

first time I had ever heard of chix was from a little comp called punk chunks 2 I believe? Anyone else had any of those comps?

levi-dolphin (February 16, 2011)

just got it today!!! 4 stars after 1 spin. funny as hell

gunsontheroof (February 15, 2011)

Not the biggest fan of this band, but I might check this out just because the Smiths reference in the title made me smile.

inagreendase (February 15, 2011)

Some of you are really generous with these stars.

Misanthropee (February 15, 2011)

7/10 isn't a low score, people.

overdefined (February 15, 2011)

I love basketball and the NBA.

Lafours (February 15, 2011)

This EP kicks so much ass! I swear to god I've listened to it 30 times total at this point. It was released early on iTunes back in December and I've had the privilege of rocking out to it the past couple months.

This wasn't a very good review. "Since you got a dog" is about one of your friend's getting a dog and now that friend no longer will hang out and is tied down because of the dog. I think it's hilarious because I'm currently somewhat in this situation with my puppy. "I Hate Basketball" is hilarious because these guys are from Canada, so naturally they like hockey. "I Hope Things Will Turn Around‚?Ě is definitely NOT the best song on the EP, I find it to be the worst. Sure, it's probably got the most insightful lyrics on the album, but it's the most boring. I don't listen to chixdiggit! lyrics to get insight, I listen to Chixdiggit! to rock out and want to party! "Found Love" is probably my favorite on the EP, it just rocks. How do they get that sound in their backup vocals? It sounds almost like gang backup vocals, if that makes sense.

Great EP, glad they are still doing what they do best!

RedScare (February 15, 2011)

Seriously man, what happened to basketball? The players think they're bigger than the game, that's what happened. The NBA deserves to go bust for letting the Sonics go to OKC.

And Chixdiggit! are the best.

AllAgesPete (February 15, 2011)

So good. I Hate Basketball is such an awesome song.

Chaos_is_Goose (February 15, 2011)

Fuck this band, I support Basketball

Nap (February 15, 2011)

Great EP. Didn't understand the "low" score.

ThoughtAboutThrowingUp (February 15, 2011)

Absolutely amazing, I can't wait for the full length.

breakaway (February 15, 2011)

Great EP, excited to see them again in a while.

thirtyseconds (February 15, 2011)

Yes, basketball is fucking gash. I don't like American sports in general. Did anyone see that Compton of all places now has its own cricket team?

MN_DrNick (February 15, 2011)

Very enjoyable album....especially if pop punk is up your alley. Glad they finally recorded some more material.

adriel_saint (February 15, 2011)

Why the low score? Easily one of the best pop punk albums I've heard in quite some time. Can't wait for the Canadian tour!

betteroffskankin (February 15, 2011)

Seems like a good review for only giving it 3.5 stars...

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