The Soviettes
LP III


3.0
good

Review

by Phil G. USER (9 Reviews)
November 27th, 2011 | 5 replies


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Politics aside, the Soviettes write 2 minute songs with a tempo quicker than the heart can beat. Their third LP, LP III, is another nihilistic head check in the style of LPs I and II, respectively.

The Soviettes are from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Soviettes are best known outside of Minneapolis for their outlandish name, but they deserve broader recognition for their edgy eclecticism and unique sound.

The Soviettes meld the punk of fugazi with the pop of the B52s. The result is a college radio-friendly style of pop-punk. Think “feminine fugazi.” Observers have labeled the Soviettes as “feminazi,” based on their punk influences and feminine persuasion, but the term has fallen from use because of confusion over its true intent.

Politics aside, the Soviettes write 2 minute songs with a tempo quicker than the heart can beat. Their third LP, LP III, is another nihilistic head check in the style of LPs I and II, respectively.

It sounds clichéd, but after three releases on Fat Wreck Chords, the Soviettes sound like a mature band, writing songs that are serious about relationships (“Together,” “Thinking of You,” and “Hanging Up The Phone”) to go with the more typical feminazi banter about being a daughter of the streets (“Middle of the Night,” “Roller Girls,” and “How Do You Like That”).

Recommended tracks
Multiply and Divide
Middle of the Night
Gotta Decide



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Activista anti-MTV
November 27th 2011


3144 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Middle of the Night is p g

Satellite
November 27th 2011


20816 Comments


band was never able to be as awesome as their name

Digging: Spoon - They Want My Soul

Activista anti-MTV
November 27th 2011


3144 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

haha

Activista anti-MTV
November 27th 2011


3144 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

my band is called gnarkill

pizzamachine
December 10th 2011


12571 Comments


2 minute songs?!! Exciting.



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