The Whitest Boy Alive
Rules


4.0
excellent

Review

by Joel Barish USER (8 Reviews)
April 14th, 2010 | 37 replies | 7,470 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: play that funky music, white boy!

okay, before you read this, look this band up on google images and try not to laugh at this skinny white kid with his HUGE bottle glasses.

anyways, i found out about this band a couple years ago when i was in my nin stage (gahd, that was a horrible time in my life.. sorry, youre a homo if youre still into nin). for some reason the whitest boy alive popped up on "listeners also bought" section of the itunes store. back to the story, i decided to download their first album: "Dreams" after thinking that the band name was effin hilarious!

thank gahd i did. this is an amazing band from berlin, germany that plays this gorgeous, smoothe and silky indie jazz. all of the instrumentation isnt the most complex but its sooper tight yet airy. the lead singer (Erlend Øye, yea hes norwegian, whats really good??) has this awkwardly soothing voice that makes you wanna roll around in a soft, feathery bed ..no homo.. as well as singing, Øye plays the guitar. hes definitely not gonna win any "best guitarist of the year" award but he does what he needs to do to keep the song going. the bass line with the synth/piano is mother ***in funky! but my favorite instrument in this band has to be the drums. its just so precise and layed back that i cant help but airdrum along to the beat.

lyrically, this is kinda gay. i mean, mostly the entire album is about sadness, and break up.. yadda yadda yadda. oh well, at least i can dance while dude cries...



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cirq
April 14th 2010


9264 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

why do i end up in so much shit
i don't came way too far to be calling it
jake wanna lock me up even though I'm legit
they can't stand to see a young brotha pockets get thick

ThePalestMexican
April 14th 2010


2816 Comments


Band name rules

AggravatedYeti
April 14th 2010


7685 Comments


this makes me laugh a lot.
hifive!

cirq
April 14th 2010


9264 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks dude. i try very very hard.

Ire
April 14th 2010


41762 Comments


yo cirq review something and it'll be our thread

bungy
April 15th 2010


8843 Comments


I couldn't help but notice a couple errors...you capitalized "Dreams" and "Erlend"

still pos'd

cirq
April 15th 2010


9264 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ah fuck.. well sorry bungy, but you gotta deal with it :/

cirq
April 15th 2010


9264 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yo fuckers.. check this band out!

Kiran
Emeritus
April 16th 2010


6001 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this is so chill

its the guy from kings of convenience if you didnt already know, who basically make the exact same music

cirq
April 25th 2010


9264 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah, i like twba better tho

cirq
June 16th 2010


9264 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

WTF?!

cirq
June 16th 2010


9264 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yay!

bailardos
June 16th 2010


3 Comments


numero dos

bailartres
June 16th 2010


3 Comments


tres

bailarcuatro
June 16th 2010


3 Comments


cuatro

bailarcinco
June 16th 2010


3 Comments


i could probably go on....

cirq
June 16th 2010


9264 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

dayum,, thats a lot of enrique

bailardos
June 16th 2010


3 Comments


im feeling nice. im gonna pos troll you.

bailartres
June 16th 2010


3 Comments


who says trollling has to be bad

bailarcuatro
June 16th 2010


3 Comments


except when enrique says it is



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