Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Virgins - The Virgins

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The hype suggests The Virgins are something akin to The Strokes. Listening to the album, I'm more inclined to think that they're something akin to Maroon 5. Now I'm sure that will be taken the wrong way by anyone who likes The Virgins, but it's not meant to be disparaging in any great sense. Just to say that the Virgins specialise in funky, upbeat pop, not the sometimes pretentious and serious sound of The Strokes.

For what it's worth, the album is catchy and has some tunes that you can't help but sing along too. The problem is that far too little of it reaches out and ultimately grabs you.

If you want half an hour or so of fun that will entertain you whilst you listen to it, then this is a fine record. If you're looking for something a bit more meaningful, you won't hear it here.

1 comment:

Eleanor said...

They're something akin to Duran Duran. I like them.