Viva Brother - Famous First Words

Viva Brother - Famous First Words
CRITIC SCORE
33
Based on 9 reviews
2011 Rank: #716 / 716
USER SCORE
23
Based on
3 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

50
NME
NME
While it’s hard not to love them, in many places on their debut it feels a lot less rewarding to actually listen to them.
50
Clash
Clash
What’s frustrating is that it’s too damn enjoyable and not quite derivative enough to actively hate. They’ll probably be massive, so you might as well get used to it.
40
musicOMH
musicOMH

It’s never going to make any sense with your brain switched on, but pitched at anyone willing to put their synapses on standby, it might well be very clever indeed.

40
AllMusic
AllMusic

Famous First Words was always going to struggle to live up to the band's bold promises, but it's still a shock at how a Brit-pop scene renowned for its color can be responsible for something so utterly drab.

30
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

Famous First Words might not be the worst record you'll hear this year, but it's certainly one of the most pointless. 

29
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

In execution the whole thing comes off as nothing more than a thinly disguised, crass attempt to smoke latent Oasis fans out of hiding. Unfortunately for them, Beady Eye already beat them to the punch.

20
PopMatters
PopMatters

The lyrics, in fact, are reason enough to ignore claims that Famous First Words isn’t worth your time. So hilarious is Viva Brother’s addled logic that finding a way to stream it for free is actually highly recommended. 

20
The Skinny
The Skinny
Avoid at all costs, unless you have a morbid urge to be reminded of just how reactionary and backwards indie rock can get.
0
No Ripcord
No Ripcord

This album is an abomination. It’s a rancid pile of regurgitated tripe.

User Reviews
BonoLightier
20
The lyrics of this album are truly disappointing and ordinary, nothing really special happens.
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DETAILS

RELEASED: August 2, 2011
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: A&M / Octone
GENRE: Indie Rock, Britpop
TAGS
Track List
  1. New Year's Day 
  2. Still Here 
  3. David 
  4. High Street Low Lives 
  5. Electric Daydream 
  6. Darling Buds Of May 
  7. Otherside 
  8. Fly By Nights 
  9. False Alarm 
  10. Time Machine
Contributions By
royalflush, alexgonzriv, erik
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Added on: August 8, 2011