Americans In France 2009 debut album Prezelvania was a burst of youthful exuberance equal parts NY Punk circa 1977, velvety underground, X Exene and sound modulations.
It was excellent and when I interviewed em for this very website, guitarist Josh Lajoie jumped on his chair and sang "Blank Generation". For an arty alt band they were highly accessible.
Americans In France sophomore effort Crawling, is everything, both positive and negative, you might have expected.Look at it this way: AIF replaced Punk New York with No New York, Richard Hell with James Black, Exene with Yoko Ono: it is a giant leap forward but inscrutable, obstreperous, different.
Do I like it? Very much so. I might even love it.
Other then that, I've handed off to Wyatt Marshall for the review and will let him come to terms with the album.
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one of the worst endings to a major concert
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“I always dreamed of playing the Troubadour”
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a master of melody and less so a master of genre
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Bill Holdship’s piece on Prince is excellent
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it is like a change in the drill direction
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – June 1985 (Volume 17, Number 1)
Creem, at this point, seemed to be looking for new feeding hands to bite.
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a potential top album of the year.