Foxy Shazam
Foxy Shazam


4.5
superb

Review

by Spec USER (44 Reviews)
July 15th, 2010 | 93 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Songs filled with such intense emotion, the album is likely to ignite a feeling of euphoria in anyone who listens to it.

There are some reviews that almost feel like a chore to write, yet have to be done because I have opinions so strong for the album. Foxy Shazam's self titled album is one of those albums.
The band went into their 2010 release known as a fun band that blends almost every genre into one, creating a sound that could only be categorized as "Foxy Shazam." Though very original, it seemed their sound was missing something. Whatever that "something" was, they certainly found it their third time around.

Right from the intro you know that vocalist Eric Nally has not lost even an ounce of the soul he has always been known for in fact, it seems even stronger this time. "Bombs Away" is a flat out, rocking song. We hear the inclusion of a trumpet right from the get go and the quickly played keyboards, pulled off perfectly as usual. The drum beats are just crammed packed full of energy and the song is more than enough to get your foot tapping or even your head banging. Tracks like "Wanna Be Angel" and "Unstoppable" just seem so sincere that its hard not to get into them.
"Count Me Out" is one of the many standouts from the album as the words are spat out with passion as the song tells many stories of love gone wrong. The chorus and echoing guitars will no doubt, force the listener to feel something whether they want to or not.

It's been said many times before that "I don't need drugs to get high, all I need is music." Never have I found such a perfect example, no matter what mood i'm in there is no doubt that blasting a few songs off this album will instantly ignite that euphoria I crave.
I actually had some trouble getting all the way through the album, not because it bored me but because just a few songs take so much out of the listener. Much like the first time I heard Brand New's "Daisy."

Other booming anthems like "Oh Lord" and "With An Axe" are sure to get the entire crowd singing at a live show, whether they know the words or not. (The chorus's aren't that hard to figure out)

Filled with almost every genre imaginable, Foxy Shazam is surely going to inspire the listener to pump their fist in the air and put a smile on their face. The majority of the album is definable as "pop" music but don't let that turn you off, give this album a try.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Spec
July 15th 2010


27271 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Not a great review but I felt it had to be done.

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Drunk
July 15th 2010


231 Comments


Actually I thought it was good, short though. Sounds like I have a new band to listen to.

Spec
July 15th 2010


27271 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah I think i'll add at least another paragraph to it. I think you get the point though haha, great album.

TriangularDuck
July 15th 2010


87 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I believe that'd be a trumpet, not a sax.

JWT155
July 15th 2010


9319 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Album rules, probably one of the most under rated albums of 2010 so far.

Spec
July 15th 2010


27271 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Definitely is a trumpet, thanks haha.
Album is so underrated.

VicariousIntent
July 16th 2010


1597 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I agree, this album really is something else, and I think it's underrated right now. They deserve more attention for this. Great review too, short and sweet.

americanmusicmachine
July 16th 2010


3953 Comments


lol freezah talks AND MAKES NO GODDAMN SENSE

VicariousIntent
July 16th 2010


1597 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

You compared Ghengis Tron to Foxy Shazam? What are you on dude?

HenchmanOfSanta
July 16th 2010


1902 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

The Flamingo Trigger blows this out of the fucking park (so does Introducing).

InFiction
August 6th 2010


3705 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I saw that these guys were playing Soundwave Festival next year and bagged the shit out of them all day because how atrocious they looked. Listening to them now, they're actually quite talented. There's a lesson to be learned here, kids.

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sniper
August 6th 2010


19080 Comments


An Albatross > Ghengis Tron > Foxy Shazam


lol wat

Dryden
August 6th 2010


13138 Comments


time to put on the thong

MusicIsMyFavorite
September 27th 2010


405 Comments


NMH>Neurosis>Wu-Tang Clan>LedZep>Aphex Twin>Gospel>Animal Collective
Dunno, just the way I've always thought of them. Even if they aren't all that similar genre wise

RosaParks
October 20th 2010


14972 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This album is so awesome.

RosaParks
October 20th 2010


14972 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yessss Joeyyyy.
< 3

Spec
November 18th 2010


27271 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Album fucking rules.

DoubtGin
December 8th 2010


6752 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

SO POSITIVE FUCK YEAH

JWT155
December 8th 2010


9319 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Flamboyantly awesome.

sniper
December 8th 2010


19080 Comments


Introducing is the better album.



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