January 4th, 2010

The Films
Oh, Scorpio
Review Date
: January 4th, 2010
Reviewed By:
Not Yet Rated

"Number One"

I'll face the firing squad on this one. I'm a nice guy. Sometimes too nice of a guy. Where maybe if I grew a pair, I'd be happier. Maybe I could divert inevitable disaster earlier by being an asshole. But I just can't do it. It's almost never worth it. Someone once said you could spit in my fathers face and he'd still smile at you. I don't know if that's true about him, and I don't know if that's true about me, either. But I do know this. If you are an asshole, or wish you could be an asshole to the world...you'll dig The Films album, Oh, Scorpio.

It's got that similar pop-country twang to it kind of like Motel Motel and Harlem Shakes. It's also produced by Butch Walker, which already puts a nice 'pop' stamp on it even if I believe his track record has been spotty lately. The record opens with lyrics like these throughout the track 'Completely Replaceable':

'If you have a heart, I'm gonna break it. When I see what I want. I take it. I told you to stay away but you never do what you're told. Don't you understand I'm not coming back? Just like we start we began we all fade to black.'

Ok, maybe that wasn't the best example of how scathing and unemotional the lyrics can be. I'll keep it secret and exciting for you if you end up listening to the whole album.

Oh, Scorpio features one of my favorite songs of the year hands down. Which is...'Number One'! So damn good. If you're in pain or angry, spin it. The Films lyrics are clever, interesting, fun, and...mean. They only get more coarse as the record spins on. This album is just like that asshole guy all the ladies hate, but keep coming back for more. You don't know why you do, but you do.




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