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Partie Traumatic

Studio Album by released in 2008
Partie Traumatic's tracklist:
Hit the Heartbrakes
Partie Traumatic
Listen to Your Body Tonight
Hurricane Jane
I'm Making Eyes at You
I've Underestimated My Charm (Again)
I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You
Love Me Already
I Wanna Be Your Limousine
Look at Me (When I Rock Wichoo)

Partie Traumatic review

A big hype around Black Kids

The modern music history has not yet witnessed hype as big as it was around another perspective collective from Florida called Black Kids. Having just performed at a couple of festivals the indie pop quintet already became the protagonist of the articles of the most popular newspapers and Internet editions with all of them giving rather positive reviews to the five's performances. Soon every self-respecting edition almost considered its duty to write something about Black Kids and the band was actively invited by other performers to be a supporting act. It is hard to believe but all these events happened yet before the team released its debut album Partie Traumatic recorded in Great Britain and one can only guess what is going to happen afterwards. Judging by the fact how much Black Kids' record is catchy, joyful and energetic one can easily suppose that the band's popularity will only grow rather rapidly. No doubt Partie Traumatic will not occupy the last position among the year's best records and will prove an irreplaceable collection of music at all hot parties this summer.

Humorous and unexpected lyrics on Partie Traumatic

B-52's, The Cure and The Arcade Fire in one bottle, this is how they call Black Kids. Three guys and two girls, indeed, make a great vocal quintet whose manner of performance sticking to the 'question –answer' formula is similar to B-52's, and when the verses are sung by the front singer Reggie Youngblood the works of The Cure and The Arcade Fire unwillingly come to one's mind. Nevertheless the collective's originality cannot be denied for its lyrics are often humorous and unexpected and the melodies are so contagious that will linger in our minds for a long time. The album opens with Hit The Heartbrakes, a desperate broken hearts' anthem performed with an accompaniment of melodious guitars, while the title composition pleases with one of the most complicated arrangements that is on the border with a heavy one and an unusual tune. Certainly Listen To Your Body Tonight is among the album's leaders for its great lyrics and an amazing rhythm makes the song a real hit. By no means weaker is Hurricane Jane, a more lyrical piece with a vivid chorus whereas I'm Making Eyes At You is a composition with a changing rhythm pretending to be called the most romantic song of the summer. Naturally the central position is occupied by the single I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You, an example of how harmoniously a quintet can sound while the heaviest track here is I Wanna Be Your Limousine, also pleasing with interesting metaphoric lyrics and a danceable rhythm. The record closes with another joyful song Look At Me (When I Rock Wichoo) once again surprising with complicated tune and arrangement thus confirming that the band prefers to have fun.

A stylish, vivacious and endlessly joyful album

Despite such a successful start of its career the collective from Jacksonville, the town that has already become famous (for instance, Shinedown hails from it) Black Kids calls an avalanche of suspicions for the five has drawn too much attention in too short a period of time. Yet listening to its debut album even the most skeptical listeners will agree that these young people have got a lot of talents. There is everything here necessary for a successful album: the musicians' excellent playing, interesting lyrics and of course the vocals that leave nobody indifferent. Whether you like it or not but the bands like Black Kids are always popular especially if they release their work in the very middle of the vacations season when people need easygoing, relaxing and yet optimistic music. Although the album consists of ten tracks only they are quite enough to estimate the new collective's creative work as it deserves. Black Kids has invited former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler to produce the album and their collaboration has resulted in a Partie Traumatic which is just as it should be, i.e. stylish, vivacious and endlessly joyful. Hopefully the guys will have more eagerness than is enough for one album only and will soon please us again with a creation outstanding like that.

Alexandra Zachernovskaya (15.07.2008)
Rate review3.53
Total votes - 15


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