Dot Dot Curve:)
I'm Still Here


1.0
awful

Review

by Davey Boy STAFF
June 24th, 2011 | 273 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: It's truly pathetic when your best album yet is still downright awful.

God damn it, they’re still here! Having released two horrendous albums within seven months in 2009, one could only hope that the kids of Dot Dot Curve had begun concentrating on getting an education when they went quiet for almost two years. Alas, it was too good to be true, as the Indiana crunkcore outfit return with their third LP ‘I’m Still Here’. Just as this album title makes a statement, previous release ‘Your Ears Will Bleeping Bleed’ literally had such an ability with the aural torture which it contained within its forty minutes. Incorporating awful unintelligible screaming, headache-inducing auto-tune, expletive-laden lyrics and stock-standard beats, the group’s atrocious initial recordings truly scraped the bottom of the barrel when it came to “music”. Hell, the first of three ridiculously unfunny skits which opens this album even states as such: “the first 2 CDs sucked major big dick". When opening track proper ‘We Nice’ then goes on to state "yeah my music sucks, but I don't give a fuck", expectations are not exactly high for a significant improvement.

To give Dot Dot Curve some credit, they have actually learnt something from their past abominations. On the back of half-decent cuts 'Thr3e1se7en' & 'Device' from their prior LP, the group wisely incorporates more hip-hop into the mix here. Furthermore, the use of auto-tune is not as over-done as previously, while they are thankfully less reliant on Spanky's wounded animal like screaming. Sadly, all these attributes are still irritatingly apparent, just to degrees that will have you reaching for the ‘skip’ - as opposed to the ‘stop’ – button. ‘What the Future Holds’ is the track which best outlines all the elements that Dot Dot Curve are attempting to integrate, while the electronic bleeps & bloops of the half-decent ‘Shake Your Titties’ even sees the band endeavor to advance into club banger territory. For the most part, the backing music that is provided by Jayreck is your usual assortment of home studio beats… Occasionally mildly effective, sometimes distractingly over-powering and never in any sense ground-breaking.

The fact that ‘I’m Still Here’ is not entirely unlistenable is a surprising bonus that makes it Dot Dot Curve’s best release yet. Unfortunately, that does not make it a good album in any way, shape or form… In fact, it is still downright awful! An even greater atrocity than all of the aforementioned characteristics – and ultimately what drags the LP down to the dregs whenever there is a semblance of anything promising - are the ludicrous and profane lyrics. While Spanky thankfully does not refer to himself as “The Sex” on every track this time around, corny rhymes and lyrical nuggets such as “my shit is the shit” abound. Exploring stereotypical themes which the likes of Cypress Hill and 2 Live Crew did much better two decades ago, the often repetitive lyrics are nonsensical to the extreme and without purpose. Actually, the term “without purpose” sums up Dot Dot Curve as a whole, ultimately making ‘I’m Still Here’ an annoying and easily dismissible album that is not worth anyone’s time. Then again, as Dot Dot Curve reminded us; “They don’t give a fuck”.

Recommended Track: What the Future Holds.



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DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
June 24th 2011


20858 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

Forgive me father for I have sinned...

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
June 24th 2011


7127 Comments


Sounds like Davey has a grudge, not that i blame you mate.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
June 24th 2011


20858 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

Never. To me a grudge is something I park my car in. Ok, that joke doesn't work as well in writing... Or without a South African accent.



someguest
June 24th 2011


21390 Comments


Shake your titties.

Digging: Pet Shop Boys - Please

cvlts
June 24th 2011


8985 Comments


You could've reviewed the new Set Your Goals album but instead you review this shit? I'm having doubts about you, bro...

Acanthus
June 24th 2011


9545 Comments


Normally I like different song titles, but this really makes me hate the band and that's a first. Why did this come to be, what changed in music to allow this to sell?

Digging: MO - No Mythologies To Follow

someguest
June 24th 2011


21390 Comments


The continued feminization of society?

Acanthus
June 24th 2011


9545 Comments


The continued feminization of society?

Lol if this is the cause I really might have to re-evaluate my pro-feminist views....


DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
June 24th 2011


20858 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

Sorry Dante. This actually came out a few weeks back & I've been piecing together notes that whole time. It eventually led to a review somehow.

And I have no idea what makes this sell.

North0House2
June 24th 2011


5889 Comments


Well, this doesn't look awful at all.

Digging: BRNS - Patine

Acanthus
June 24th 2011


9545 Comments


I mean I know the crowd at Hot Topic is getting younger and far more scene than in recent years, and some malls only have HT for a music store but still I don't follow the draw of bands like this.

North0House2
June 24th 2011


5889 Comments


" but still I don't follow the draw of bands like this."

I highly doubt the people that purchase such music even have the capacity to understand why they are drawn to this scum...

Acanthus
June 24th 2011


9545 Comments


You probably have a valid point there, it just baffles me as to why other bands that are legitimately good/passable barely sell compared to those like this.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
June 24th 2011


20858 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

Coz he can blow bubbles & uses lots of product.

North0House2
June 24th 2011


5889 Comments


Such a manly man.


Acanthus
June 24th 2011


9545 Comments


I know remember why I refuse to let my hair go shaggy...

Awesomesauce
June 24th 2011


1084 Comments


To me a grudge is something I park my car in.


Well for starters, you can have the bastard banned from this part of the broadcast area. Yeah, you're right. Not so funny in print.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
June 24th 2011


20858 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

As 99% of the world has no idea what we are going on about Sauce.

bailar14
June 24th 2011


1603 Comments


very well done senor davey

insta-5 for enrique

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
June 24th 2011


20858 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

I was wondering it it would be you or TheAcademy who would be first to 5 it. Congrats.



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