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Cansei De Ser Sexy (Vinyl)

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Major-label reissue of debut album from Sao Paolo indie sensations, who met on social networking sites, formed without being able to play a note and claim that the internet is their homeland. Their raw fusion of untutored, shambolic primitivism, punk energy, electronic noises and Latin American sexiness makes for a short, sweet blast of far out pop music that sounds like nothing else.

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Move over bossa nova! There's a new beat coming out of Brazil in the form of Cansei de Ser Sexy (Portuguese for "Tired of Being So Sexy"), and it's raucous. CSS consists of six 20-something São Paulistas who are injecting some international exuberance into the Seattle-based Sub Pop label. The only inkling that the group hails from the Southern Hemisphere is the smattering of Brazilian-tinged Portuguese that peppers the album, along with a barely detectable accent in lead singer Lovefoxxx's delivery. The CSS sound is far from traditional folksy world music; rather, it's a mishmash of '80s new wave, electronica, danceable beats, and cheeky lyrics (which are just a bit naughty). Think Berlin and Blondie, with a dash of Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Muffin Spencer of Brassy. This largely female group (all women except the drummer) will have you running to the dance floor in your slouchy boots and skinny jeans faster than you can say "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above"--the first single from the album. --Renata Sadunas --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Esta muito legal! (This is really cool!) Feb. 14 2007
Format:Audio CD
I had heard of this band before going to Brazil. Upon returning, wanting to still be immersed in all things Brazilian, I bought this CD without having heard it before. Not what I was expecting, but it's soooo good. Very entertaining and fresh. What I particularly like is how they don't take themselves so seriously with all of this new wave crap. Yeah it sounds like Blondie or a slew of more recent new-new-new wave/pseudo-electro bands, but it's also very punk in how it seems they've just discovered that using the word "bitch" 45 times in a song makes it edgy, or maybe not, maybe that's the whole point. Musically, it's very basic and they're not the best of musicians, but they've got a good enough knowledge of Pop music to know when they have a good hook and how to make everything sound sexy. Particular highlights are "Patins", "Alala", "Let's make love ...", "F*** of is not the only thing ..." & "Music is my hot hot sex". Check them out if you're tired of the over-pretentiousness of North American or European bands. They could definitely start a revolution, and Sao Paulo could potentially be the new "it" city. All I can say is that they are making these cold winter months a lot easier to put up with!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best of 06 Jan. 1 2007
By Turiel - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Despite positive critical review, it seems sad that this very interesting Brazilian group haven't recieved the attention i'm sure they need.

To start, this group's music is pretty much fun disguised as a album. Totally bizarre, fuzzy, bouncy, warm beats fill the songs with other random sounds of the same nature. But those looking for good pop sound, dont' despair. CSS is one of those few blessed groups who's work can be expermental and random, and yet somehow keep a very charming pop sense.

Honestly, this is fun music for people who take their music seriously. Buy it and find yourself bouncing around to the blippy beats of "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above" or catch yourself mimicing the confident delivery of the line's "I'm offffff daa hooooook..i'm ooffff daa hoooook baby.." It'll happen.

Its hard to find an artist who would exactly compare to them..but I will say that the songs would find themselves at home between songs by groups like Shiny Toy Guns, Ladytron, The Rapture and Peaches.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh, Rocking and FUN! Feb. 12 2007
By N. Harris - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I just randomly happened across this group on Youtube of all places, and what a find! I haven't had this much fun listening to an album in ages! I almost feel embarrassed for liking this group so much, and I can't stop playing their songs over and over. Its rare for me to write such a positive review, but this infectiously delicious album earned it. My favorite tracks, are "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above," "Alala" and "F**k Off Is Not the Only Thing You Have to Show."
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Owff tha hoook" - bustin' at the seams with enthusiasm Aug. 6 2006
By Aquarius Records - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Gimme a C! Gimme an S! Gimme another S! What does that spell? FUN!!! The latest addition to the Sub Pop family comes from Sao Paulo, Brazil! Although the band photo looked like a teenage version of Katrina And The Waves, the only other thing in common with that band is perhaps their stratospheric energy level. CSS are totally gleeful, brightly hued and tingling with electricity. It's like they took all these incredibly familiar pop hooks from the last few decades and made all new songs around them. But here's the giant good thing about it -- they sounds completely earnest. There's not a smidge of hipster irony (well, maybe except for the songs like "Let's Make Love And Listen To Death From Above" and "Meeting Paris Hilton" which is one of the better tunes). Fans of The Go Team will surely take a shine to this group. Positively bustin' at the seams with enthusiasm, they maintain the energy level of a half dozen pep squads throughout the eleven tunes, bubbling over at a breezy tempo. An aside, we were particularly charmed by their pronunciation of "Owff tha hoook". Folks with delicate ears, please note that they do have a bit of a pottymouth... although from their lips it comes across as pretty innocuous. Three cheers for CSS! Psst, in case you were wonderin', the album's title translates from Portuguese to English as "Tired Of Being Sexy". Ooh, such a burden, innit?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant April 4 2007
By Keith - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
CSS are definitely worth a listen too. I purchased this immediately after hearing their first single on Radio 6. They have a refreshing sound of their own, and I love the confidence they have in their sound. They are definitely one of the best bands to emerge this year. Anxiously anticipating their next release.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Music is my king sized bed... Nov. 18 2007
By Daniel C. Hatfield - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Cansei de Ser Sexy
Cansei De Ser Sexy, which is Portuguese for "Tired of Being Sexy", is better known as CSS, and is now very well known as the band behind the "music is my boyfriend..." song from the new iPod Touch commercial. Having their song, actually entitled "Music Is My Hot, Hot Sex" and originally released in 2006, featured in the commercial has landed the single at #92 on Billboard's Pop 100 and the album at #19 on Billboard's Top Electronic Albums (as of 11/24/07). There is no doubt that it is a fun, easily danceable song, and worthy of the recognition even before it's cameo with the iPod Touch. The question is, what about the rest of the album? If you are into tongue-in-cheek lyrics and playful beats, you may very well enjoy what CSS has to offer. It reminds me quite a bit of Aqua's 1997 "Barbie Girl", although perhaps not quite as charming with songs like "Art Bitch" and "*uckoff Is Not The Only Thing You Have To Show". However, it all seems to be in a fun-loving spirit, so if you're looking for a couple of dance tracks you can impress your friends with for about another month, download a little CSS!
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