Just had to say something about this CD, cos I'm totally blown away by the sound. Picked it up as a late Christmas gift to myself and couldn't be happier. Sciubba's voice is smooth, sexy and totally amazes me each time I listen to the album. 'DON'T STOP' is a winner and immediately caught my attention, cos everything about this song is incredible. The song remains on "repeat" in my discman when I travel on the subway. Sabina Sciubba sounds a lot like Nena (99 Luft Balloons) with her smokey pipes. I'd definitely play the album for customers at my bistro (if I had one). This is the stuff you want to listen to while having drinks with friends on any given spring or summer afternoon/evening.
The album is ballsy, fresh and bold. The band truly impress me more each time I listen to their music. Because of this, I bought everything in their discography. This album stands out in my music collection because I listen to it in "parts" rather than over-play it as a whole. There's a Euro feel to the CD, compared to "Talk to La Bomb". This album is a little lighter and more techno-oriented at times, as the follow-up "TTLB" is jazzier work. The album will really pump you into a music buzz if you listen to it on your Ipod or any portable apparatus using headphones.
'SHIPS IN THE NIGHT' is dreamy and laid-back, a perfect ending to a busy album, though not what I expected as a concluding track. As the songs are sung in four languages, it's a pleasure to my ears. Will definitely transfer the album to my minidisc player for fun, carefree summer listening. I guess I just described Brazilian Girls right there. They are fun and carefree.
Filled with interesting sounds, samples and solid bass and drum beat throughout, the CD will charm you. It's a sexy album and you'll want to get up and dance, no doubt. I enjoy 'LAZY LOVER' because of the smoothness of Sciubba's vocals mixed with the smooth arrangements. This particular song can be heard during a TV commercial where there's a couple rolling downhill toward a beach. Cute song, funny commercial. "PUSSY' and 'SIRENES DE LA FETE' are 2 very fun songs, which had me laughing when playing them for the first time. Clearly not what I expected, I'm a happy camper and want to hear more stuff like this from BG. Hmmmmmm...was trying to think of something the album lacks. Well, maybe they could've included a vid clip of "Don't Stop" or something, since the video to this particular song is fab!
- 8 page (2-sided) booklet includes candid "cut & paste" photos and credits
- The disc is white with a red inner border, white background and greyscale cut & paste photos of band members
- Inner tray card is blue on spline with white background featuring green paint splotches & footprint
- Back of traycard features face-shots of band members & other info
- Jewel-case packaging
01- Homme 5'20
02- Don't Stop 3'50
03- Lazy Lover 3'59
04- Sirènes De La Fete 4'43
05- Corner Store 4'10
06- Long 4'38
07- Pussy 4'06
08- Die Gedanken Sind Frei (Thoughts are free) 4'28
09- All We Have 3'46
10- Dance Till The Morning Sun 4'38
11- Me Gustas Cuando Callas 5'38
12- Ships In The Night 3'31
Produced By: Brazilian Girls
Co-Produced and Engineered By: Hector Castillo
Mixed By: Mark Plati
File Under: Pop / Electronica
In conclusion...buy the CD and impress yourself & your friends. You truly won't regret it!