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Corporate MF
The Royal We
Omega Point Records
www.corporatemf.com


This isn't as good as it could be, but thankfully isn't. The Royal We is presented as though it were created by a bunch of Corporate MF's who wish to 'instruct' you as a corporate neophyte in the ways of the company. Production, vocals, lyrics, and execution are as amateurish as the acting in any corporate training film, which greatly adds to the album's crushing verisimilitude that slyly mocks our daily, corporate lives. As a concept, it is a perfectly realized satire, but its downfall may be its parallel of real life: I personally prefer music to be an escape from reality, and not a harsh reminder of it.

That aside, Corporate MF may be this music generation's anti-Talking Heads. David Byrne implored us to stop and consider the importance of the "things" in our lives, our place in society, our purpose in life and so on. The Royal We paints the Corporation as the answer to all of that and monotonously drones that purpose, if not happiness, is found in its service.

The Royal We would be useful as a rallying point for those whose spirit has not yet been crushed by the corporate gears. For the rest of us, it's another bitter pill…

-JD

Track Listing:

1. Thirds Divide The Day
2. Head Honcho
3. Street Dancers
4. Cook The Books
5. Office Fantasies
6. Body Utility
7. Personality Profile
8. The Royal We
9. Mission Statement


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