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Paranoid Social Club
Paranoid Social Club
ON-Entertainment
www.pscmusic.com


Okay, so I'm just going to have to say it: Damn, white boys got soul!

Seriously, I don't know how these guys did this, but they are awesome. It is the complete lack of boundaries that make Paranoid Social Club so appealing; nothing is sacred as, musically, everything is game. Rock, you got it; funk, its there; rap, you know it; dance, some to spare. It is this amalgamation across the album that kicks it beyond mere records into its own private universe and makes it an instant classic. If I had to compare them to someone, the closest I could say would be Jamiroquai, although I am probably just set on how the lead singer sounds like him.

Another win for this band is the deft line they walk; being musically proficient, yet providing tongue-in-cheek witticism that nails the mood without ruining the vibe. Every song is a potential single that should be played on every college radio station across the country, something for everyone. "Wasted" and "Headphones" being my particular favorites, although I also loved the twist to the love song genre presented in "Two Girls", as an upbeat song that shows the lyrical charm of the songwriter. Production is key to making this three-piece sound a lot bigger, and the keyboards in particular distinguish the feel between individual tracks - such that no two songs hit the same sound, making things interesting as the record progress, never boring.

A must have party album, these guys simply create an intelligent, accessible, free-form record that no one else will ever come close to matching. A nonchalant, all-over-the-place action.

-bishop

Track listing:

1) The Cable Hookup
2) Two Girls
3) Gangster
4) Evolution
5) Rhythm Is
6) Wasted
7) Chocolate
8) Save Me
9) Lunatic
10) Headphones
11) Music Man
12) She Gets Me High
13) Theme Song


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