How Am I Not Myself?

French Vanilla - How Am I Not Myself?
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 23 ratings
June 7, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Danger Collective / Label
Post-Punk / Genres
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As things look, this is an unpopular opinion, but I really just wasn't loving this, which is a shame because I actually loved the fuck out of All the Time. I know using the word "fun" to describe a song can be seen as lazy, but that's probably the best way to describe it. Oddly though, everything I seemed to love that song for, I was worried was what would make me kinda dislike the whole album and that's the overuse of horns and these awful vocals, which on a song I'll give a pass ... read more
Not really digging this sound with the brass instrumentation mixed with wannabe punk- which might be due to a personal "childhood" incident with ska music - which I think is enough to make me prefer not to listen to this.
There are some ok parts, though, like the track Joan of Marc by Marc and the closer, Sensitive.
Overall, I don't like the aesthetic and I think this is not very good. It was alright at the first listen, but, coming back, I am not enjoying it at all.
Siouxsie and the Banshees meets The Go-Gos. I can't recommend this enough (shout out @usedtobe for bringing this to my attention).
Dancing my ass buck naked self at 1 AM in the morning to this was a fucking blast.

Channeling all of your favorite punk groups from the 80's to 90s (The Waitresses, The B-52's, X-Ray Spex, Suburban Lawns, Au Pairs, Essential Logic) into one unhinged, irresistibly catchy 31 minutes was captured by this band. The saxophone (very prominent on most tracks), drums and the spirited vocals of Sally Spitz, make this band more than notable. They've delivered the most dance-able punk record of the year, ... read more
Finally, a great post punk sound with some great danceable songs. Fuck it, this is the dance album of the year!!! I can't find anything that isn't remotely enjoyable or unflattering. This is what a good time feels like, let's get this album to more ears!
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Track List

  1. Real or Not
  2. Lost Power
  3. All the Time
  4. Friendly Fire
  5. Protective
  6. Suddenly
  7. Joan of Marc by Marc
  8. Bromosapien
  9. Move Along, Move Ahead
  10. Sensitive (Not Too Sensitive)
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