Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Naked and Famous - Passive Me, Aggressive You REVIEW

The Naked and Famous full debut album 'Passive Me, Aggressive You' was released last month via Universal Records. This was an album and band that alot of people have been buzzing about for sometime now. The hit song 'Young Blood' sure got my attention and gave me the chills right up there with the likes of MGMT and Passion Pit.

The album starts out with the song 'All of This' featuring some fun poppy sounds and nothing really too fancy. Punching In A Dream is next in line and it delivers with some big fun sounds, perfect for all year round (screw just a summer song). It is the type of song that smacks you in the face and tells you to do something with your life, but in a good way. 'Frayed' and 'The Source' have more of a feel of filler material and the Source is more of an intro into 'The Sun' which is a darker and probably the most serious of all the songs on the album.

The song 'Eyes' is a bright and fuzzy slower jam that really works well at keeping you happy and upbeat. 'Young Blood' is definitely one of the big hits off of the album and is very catchy and is a serious Pop Fest that instantly brings MGMT to mind. The next 5 songs are all decent but there is nothing there that really makes you want to go to and re listen to it. The closer 'Girls Like You' is a good album finisher and really is 6+ minutes of fun fun fun.

Overall I found Passive Me, Aggressive You to be a fun filled album and one that I would play over again when I just wanted to relax and not have to worry about anything serious in life. There was a lot of filler in the album and at 13 songs maybe it could have been more of a 10 song album, but there was some key songs that just are sing along types that get stuck inside your head. If I was to give this album a score I would put it at about a 7 out of 10. Punching In A Dream and Young Blood are jams that you want to listen to and really tease you for more songs along the same type which just aren't abundant here.

Passive Me, Aggressive You Track Listing
1. All Of This 3:55
2. Punching In A Dream 3:58
3. Frayed 3:46
4. The Source 0:48
5. The Sun 3:56
6. Eyes 4:43
7. Young Blood 4:06
8. No Way 5:30
9. Spank 4:10
10. Jilted Lovers 3:16
11. A Wolf In Geek's Clothing 3:14
12. The Ends 1:49
13. Girls Like You 6:04

The Naked and Famous - Punching In A Dream by Skeet Beatz

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