Ninja Sex Party
Attitude City


3.5
great

Review

by scottpilgrim10 USER (13 Reviews)
July 24th, 2015 | 22 replies


Release Date: 07/17/2015 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Samurai Abstinence Patrol eat your heart out!

The gap between Attitude City and Strawberries and Creamwas exceptionally long considering how quickly things that are internet relevant fade away, but luckily for fans of Ninja Sex Party, NSP knows how to use this platform to their advantage. For the last three years NSP has been slowly releasing songs off of Attitude City to hold fans over while they work on other musical projects. With their most anticipated release yet, the most metal band on the planet satisfies fans and newcomers for the most part with their trademark dick jokes and rocking synths.

There wasn't much fanfare when Attitude City was officially released since the sheen on half the album was already gone, but that doesn't mean NSP have forgotten how to rock the listener's socks off. Singles like "Road Trip "and "Why I Cry" are some of NSP's best songs to date with some of their wittiest humor displayed on record. Whether it's taking a road trip to avoid a meaningful relationship or missing a long standing appointment for brunch, the band will surely earn a few good, hard laughs from listeners upon first listening. None of these jokes wear thin upon repeated plays either, and make sure to check out the hilarious and jam packed videos Danny and Brian create for a large amount of their music. If you don't take their songs too seriously NSP will certainly win you over with their zany and off the wall brand of humor.

Danny's voice is magnificent, and honestly he could sing just about anything and it would be still my heart. His harmonization at the beginning of "Why I Cry" is undoubtedly the most replayed part of any NSP song I'll listen to. His vocal delivery is spot on most of the time and is always a highlight. The one gripe I have with Danny on Attitude City is his yelling on "Peppermint Creams". It's just annoying and very jarring compared to the rest of the song. While Brian's playing is always entertaining, there isn't much depth or originality to this album. (Honestly if you've heard an NSP album you've heard every NSP album). He gets the job done on the keyboard and is consistently great, but I hope they mess with their sound more on their next record.

While we're talking about the worst aspects of this record, let's talk about the short interlude like songs. "Dubstep", "Cookies!", and "Buttsex Goldilocks" aren't funny and they don't add anything to the album. Like "Sacred Chalice Part 1" from Strawberries and Cream there are some duds on this record. The intro and outro to Attitude City are also the worst ones in NSP's discography, and while it was genuinely nice to hear Danny thank their fans during the outro, it feels like it should have stayed on the booklet of the CD, and not on the actual album.

"6969", the final song on the album is a behemoth clocking in over 8 minutes long. NSP actually pulls off this Rush-esque song since they differentiate each section, so it doesn't feel like multiple NSP songs stitched together. The transitions between each section are actually fantastic and fist pumpingly addictive. The pounding and danceable synth that comes in at 4:30 is perfection. The lead singer of Steel Panther is featured on the track and his vocals are wonderfully over the top and fits the futuristic story of "6969" effectively. There are a lot of excellent aspects to "6969", and NSP surprisingly pull off this epic with ease.

Attitude City is an inconsistent effort containing NSP's highest highs and lowest lows. "6969" shows that NSP arent going to stop singing about sex in increasingly ridiculous ways anytime soon, but they need to mix up their sound a bit before the band starts to stagnate. These songs could have been on any of their other albums. There isn't much unique about this one specific release that stands out from Strawberries and Cream or NSFW. I still need to give credit where credit is due, and say that like every other NSP release this album is catchy as hell and funny to boot. If you haven't heard NSP yet, this is as good a place as any to start, so welcome to Attitude City where no ***s are given.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
scottpilgrim10
July 23rd 2015


4750 Comments


Best Tracks: 6969, Road Trip, Party of Three, Why I Cry
Worst Tracks: Dubstep, Cookies!, Buttsex Goldilocks, and Pepperment Creams

I'm really rusty to reviewing but I wanted to review this since I reviewed their debut, and maybe I'll review Strawberries and Cream in the future.

ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
July 23rd 2015


11620 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Sweet review, I reeaaalllly need to hear this, especially 6969, NSP + Michael Starr can't be anything but excellent.

wtferrothorn
July 23rd 2015


5798 Comments


The music video for 6969 is gonna be the sickest shit ever

DirEnRefused
July 23rd 2015


3492 Comments


I love Dan as a person but I find his entire body of musical work painfully unfunny and tryhard in the extreme.

Lakes.
July 23rd 2015


543 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

^ Check Skyhill

wtferrothorn
July 23rd 2015


5798 Comments


^ Also The Northern Hues

bloc
July 24th 2015


53410 Comments


Haha love the summary

Digging: The Presets - Hi Viz

DinosaurJones
July 24th 2015


9977 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The intro to Why I Cry is amazing.

SomeGuyDude
July 24th 2015


373 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I can't agree that the interludes are bad. It's important to remember it's as much a comedy album as a musical one, so just like Lonely Island and Tenacious D before them there are little skits. Frankly I loved Dubstep! and Buttsex Goldilocks.



Definitely agree it doesn't stand out, but is that a bad thing? Tons of bands just refine and work on their sound over the years. Cannibal Corpse has been making one album since 1989, for example. Even if it's not terribly different, the fact that it's good is enough. At least I think.

Mitial
July 24th 2015


1 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I thought this album was truly fantastic. And there is a bit of a difference between their 3 albums in production especially. There is nothing wrong about your negative criticism at some parts but you executed the reasoning poorly. I will not vote yes/no on how this review was written because it wasn't bad, but it wasn't that good, either.



Also, The Sacred Chalice Part 1 a dud? Really?

DinosaurJones
July 27th 2015


9977 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I know! I really liked the Sacred Chalice, and I'm super disappointed there isn't a part 2 on this album. Hopefully the next one.

Lakes.
July 27th 2015


543 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ROCK FUCK!

DinosaurJones
July 27th 2015


9977 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

...sorry, I don't know why we said "fuck" there.

Wombat988
September 10th 2016


410 Comments


They finally released the video for 6969 and it's as incredible as the song.

ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
September 11th 2016


11620 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Shoot the fuckin' lasers, shoot the fuckin' lasers at 'em

DinosaurJones
September 12th 2016


9977 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

SHOOT THE FUCKIN' LASERS, ALL THE FUCKING LASERS AT 'EM

DinosaurJones
February 13th 2017


9977 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

LET ME PUT MY SPOON INTO YOUR PORRIDGE CHAMBER, BUTTSEX GOLDILOCKS

SteveOffProbation
February 13th 2017


1445 Comments


fucking quit it

DinosaurJones
February 13th 2017


9977 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Nope. Stop being a curmudgeonly cunt.

ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
February 13th 2017


11620 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

POONTANG BOOMERANG





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