Album Review: Users Cheaters Theaters by Fuji Minx

Album Name: Users Cheaters Theaters
Artist: Fuji Minx
Year/Label: 2007 / Independent

Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

Lead singer Greta Valenti has a voice that recalls 80s grrl rockers, it’s a little nasal and sounds like she’s scrunching up her face when she sings. Sort of like Cyndi Lauper but also reminds me of Gwen Stefani. It’s not perfect for every genre, but it definitely fits here nicely.

These guys are really theatrical. They sing about death and blood but the music is very orchestral. In fact, the way it’s recorded almost sounds like it’s a stage play instead of a studio album. I imagine they’d put on a great live show and have really cool videos. They’re obviously a very creative bunch. I can’t help picturing something like Sgt. Pepper’s when I listen to this. It’s sort of a fantasy story record.

The songs are fun and perfect party material. I especially like “But No No No”. It’s got cool vocal distortions and the melody is great.

Fun CD!

Posted on November 6, 2007

Track Listing
But No No No
Free Lorainne
Better Place
Waisting Away Part 1
Waisting Away Part 2
Twinge & Shout
Cat Wine
Secret Agent Part 1
You Taught Me Well
Secret Agent Part 2
Midnight Train to Jordan
Oh What A Shame Part 1
Oh What A Shame Part 2
Let’s Get Naked
Bye Love
Feline Alley
Dead 2 Me
Let’s Get Naked (Radio Edit)

[Fuji Minx Official Site]


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