Custard
Loverama


4.0
excellent

Review

by blueyxd USER (15 Reviews)
January 16th, 2005 | 10 replies | 5,846 views


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist


Custard - Loverama

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1998?/1999? (I swear I got this in 1998 but it's copyright thing is 1999)


Anyway, back then when my true musical self was forming, I won a cd from a promotion on a pack of chips. I'd heard Girls Like That and The New Matthew on radio, it was simple music, even a bit tacky, but fun and very catchy. I liked the songs, so I had a go and ended up with this cd, and I'm still enjoying it 5/6 years later, and have since considered it different enough to warrant the addition of "experimental" to the description. I guess it could be bordering on indie pop as well.

The tackiness is in the same vein as The Presidents Of The USA, if something's bad, that's what they meant to do, it's them having fun. Each song has it's own distinct style too, from grunge-country to disco to buzzing modem based synth rock, while always keeping a pop catchiness. Theres the usual rock instruments, along with quite a few appearances of synth and electronics too.

The lyrics can be funny/silly/strange, usually not requiring any thought to understand. The first half of the cd is more like this both musically and lyrically, towards the end it gets more serious and emotional and the music follows suit. Some of the stuff they do is quite surprising, and even mature in the later songs.

There's only two or so songs that I don't like, and for me and pop music, that's saying something. It could be because of this cd that I still give some pop music a chance, not simply casting it all off as simple soulless moneygrabs.


I'd probably give it around 8.5/10. A great example of how pop can be decent.
Given a chance, it's definitely a grower.


Fans of the following might like Custard:
The Presidents Of The USA
Beck
Delays
U2 (maybe)


Song recommends:
Girls Like That (Don't Go For Guys Like Us)
Monkey
The New Matthew
Nervous Breakdance
Genius
Ladies And Gentlemen



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Bartender
Emeritus
December 7th 2004



826 Comments


Sounds good. How able I'll be to get a hold of a copy is another matter, though.

blueyxd
December 7th 2004



77 Comments


Well this release got at least one foot into the mainstream in Australia, the band has broken up since, still I think it would be easy enough to find, mp3s or the cd.

Bartender
Emeritus
December 7th 2004



826 Comments


Oh okay. I'll keep an eye out, then.

enterwilde
December 27th 2005



57 Comments


It does sound pretty good. I will "custard" my limewire for it.

sassymarvin
October 17th 2006



20 Comments


Wisenheimer is a great album too : )

Meatplow
November 16th 2009



5524 Comments


This is a pretty fun album. Girls Like That is so awesome.

AtavanHalen
November 16th 2009



17927 Comments


Man, I'm reviewing Dave McCormack's album atm (former Custard frontman)

Meatplow
November 16th 2009



5524 Comments


the post-Custard years haha

I remember The Titanics. this brings back so many memories

AtavanHalen
November 16th 2009



17927 Comments


Are you Brisvegan?

Meatplow
November 16th 2009



5524 Comments


idk who that is so I guess not



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