Baton Rouge
Fragments D'eux Memes


4.0
excellent

Review

by Sam Feldman's Rating USER (66 Reviews)
September 1st, 2011 | 21 replies | 5,433 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Fragments D'eux Memes is unforgiving, unpretentious punk rock.

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

Comprised mainly of members of French screamo outfit Daitro, Baton Rouge is a different approach to Daitro's more visceral assault, straightening out the tempo and delivering strong, concise songs that push through unflinchingly in Fragments D'eux Memes. These guitars are crunchy and impacting, like little bursts of energy that saw these tracks vividly, each grim melody erases any thought of bliss, and instead these emo-tinge punk tunes spark a tense, meloncholic drizzle. Tempos don't vary: this thing is a one-way locomotive. A negative could be that it's not varied enough, but technical prowess look elsewhere: Fragments D'eux Memes' energy overburdens any lack of musical craftsmanship. That's not to say these are sloppy songs; in fact, structurally, this is tight, tight stuff.

You can see them somewhere tucked away in a back-alley Paris bar, getting up on the stage to play their set and then getting the hell off. There's no "thank you" at the end: Fragments D'eux Memes is an outlet for the wandering soul. Though the entire thing is sung in the native toungue, it still feels relatable, an album definately their own but screaming for a companion. "Ca Colle a La Peau"s off-kilter dissonance seems alienating at first but over time is warm and there. It's easy to get lost in the vocal hooks here, but in doing so you're missing out on some truly fine tunes. That's probably why 14 minute closer "Collector Les Sons" seems like such a strange way to end things, though it fits right in until everything collapses in on itself. In fact, I'd say it pretty much embodies the record; fatigued and lonely, but passionate. Those guys from Daitro are doing what they love and doing it well.



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Ire
September 1st 2011



41474 Comments


why isnt this a carter 4 review?

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
September 1st 2011



6965 Comments


I'll be checking this out. Nice review.

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Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
September 1st 2011



6965 Comments


Have you heard Hours by Beau Navire? Def my favorite screamo of the year.

Ire
September 1st 2011



41474 Comments


okk

fromtheinside
September 1st 2011



16485 Comments


Hey what's this. A chambered review. Oh ok.

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fromtheinside
September 1st 2011



16485 Comments


Can't complain. Work sucks as always. You?

fromtheinside
September 1st 2011



16485 Comments


Still one of my lesser sound decisions but the money I'll be making after as an air traffic controller makes the hell worth it.

fromtheinside
September 1st 2011



16485 Comments


This is a good review man. Definitely getting this when I get my comp back

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
September 1st 2011



23670 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

nice short review, well-written

this album is boss

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Pndi
November 21st 2011



451 Comments


Daïtro ruled. 12XU rules. This band rules as well. Simple as that

plane
Staff Reviewer
December 2nd 2011



6073 Comments


I DID NOT KNOW THIS EXISTED

chambered69
February 23rd 2012



1253 Comments


listen to thissssss

chambered49
May 22nd 2012



1727 Comments


rules rules rules

WillieDimension
May 22nd 2012



666 Comments


so i got your other account banned cool

chambered49
May 22nd 2012



1727 Comments


dammit fuck

WillieDimension
May 22nd 2012



666 Comments


you were out of control and needed to be stopped

chambered49
May 22nd 2012



1727 Comments


dhiktshikt

WillieDimension
May 22nd 2012



666 Comments


youre losing it again

chambered49
May 22nd 2012



1727 Comments


yayayayayayay

DanielNightLewis
April 30th 2013



525 Comments


Saw these guys last night, they were amazing!



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