Sunday, April 06, 2008

does it offend you, yeah?: you have no idea what you're getting yourself into

There are countless dancepunk/electro bands out there that aim to achieve the same success and credibility as The Rapture, !!!, and The Faint. Although many failed to do so, one or two bands do emerge with great potential once in a while. It did not take long for me to get into You Have No Idea What You're Getting Yourself Into, the debut album by England's Does It Offend You, Yeah? In fact, I was pretty much crazy about the album by the halfway point during my first listen! Not only does YHNIWYGYI feature some exciting high energy dance tracks ("With A Heavy Heart (I Regret To Inform You)", "Let's Make Out"), but it is also balanced by grand melodic 80s synth pop ballads ("Dawn Of The Dead", "Epic Last Song"). Perhaps the finest quality about the album is that it works perfectly as a whole; it is brilliantly assembled as each song flows naturally into the next. Does It Offend You, Yeah? have effectively combined familiar sounds to produce something fresh and creative, YHNIWYGYI is a highly entertaining debut record.

With A Heavy Heart (I Regret To Inform You) [wicked-cool song]
Dawn Of The Dead [wicked-cool song]
Let's Make Out [wicked-cool song]

Non-album bonus:
Bloc Party: The Prayer (Does It Offend You, Yeah? Remix) [wicked-cool song]
Muse: Map Of The Problematique (Does It Offend You, Yeah Remix)
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visit Does It Offend You, Yeah?'s MySpace here
buy You Have No Idea What You're Getting Yourself Into here


Anonymous said...

this album is terrible!

Liam said...

I agree.

Matt said...

It is not that bad.

Anonymous said...

the fuck are you all talking about this album fucking rocks my ass. go listen to nickelback dick