Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Farrah - Cut Out and Keep - 2007
Ever since Farrah came out with "Moustache" in 1999, they have been a nicely evolving power pop band. After the hard sounding "Me Too" they matured with the new "Cut Out and Keep." This is an excellent album, and does a great job starting with the corny "Dumb Dumb Ditty" a term referring to a clever homonym (the song itself is a dumb ditty). The lyrical and musical content has improved to the level of Fountains of Wayne and Weezer, and will definitely please fans of either band here. The gentle ballad "As Soon As I Get Over You" has wonderful lyrical rhyme like "As soon as I get over you, I'll change the name on my tattoo." The very energetic "Awkward Situation" has all the hallmarks of a power pop classic. "Fear of Flying" tells a great story in the lyric and the most Adam Schlesinger sounding tune of the bunch. "No Reason Why" is a Jellyfish-like a song filled with trumpet trills and rocking guitars that is my favorite here. The tracks are all killer and no filler. This is a no-brainer if you have e-music.com and a good excuse to open an account if you don't. Bottom line here is that this is a top ten album for 2007. -powerpopaholic
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This one is real good!!!
Love this band! So underrated. Their new self-titled effort is one of the best records of the last 20 years.
I really dig the album, have for a couple of years. But does anyone else think, "As Soon As I Get Over You," bears a more than passing resemblance to Badfinger's "Walk Out In the Rain?"
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