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Old 12-31-2006, 07:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Elefant - The Black Magic Show

Elefant - The Black Magic Show

1 Black Magic Show - 2:55
2 Sirens - 3:48
3 Lolita - 3:30
4 The Clown - 3:50
5 Uh Oh Hello - 3:15
6 Why - 3:52
7 Brasil - 2:57
8 My Apology - 3: 30
9 The Lunatic - 3:24
10 It's A Shame - 3:43
11 Don't Wait - 4:25




This is my first review , and everyone interprets things differently. If you've got comments or critisisms , feel free to share. Just don't complain because my thoughts are different than yours? Thanks .

I first heard this band while playing FIFA 07, a game where
"Uh Oh Hello" was included in the track list. I found that song kind of catchy , and looked on Wikipedia and read about the band for a while. This is their 2nd LP after 2003's
Sunlight Makes Me Paranoid, and for a second album I found it a good listen. The title track, Black Magic Show has a good beat and can get stuck in your (or atleast my) head pretty easily. Sirens is a decent effort ,
along with My Apology and The Lunatic.
Uh Oh Hello Is a bit of a standout on this album to me, with lead singer Diego Garcia asking " If you were my friend, do you think we could pretend, that everything's alright?" and then goes on I know you like it when we fight.. A few other "standouts" on this album include the sixth track , Why , which seems to be an emotional song about a man who's chosen drugs over the love of his life in the past. (Why.. must I always choose.. the high over me and you..?. This album, like most others, has it's ups and downs. But I have to think that the song on here that rises above the rest is the third offering, Lolita. Based loosely on a novel which shares it's title by Vladimir Nabokov, this is dark song about a man who gets aroused by young(or atleast, significantly younger) girls. .. When you wear those pretty dresses , I forget the girl in you.. Run away, run away..
I found myself days after hearing this album mumbling "Lola.. is on the floor..". All in all, an above average effort. Note: I don't particularly hear it, but i have heard about some people comparing this band's sound to that of The Killers. Just a note, if you like the Killers than you should give this album a try.

4/5

Thanks for reading my review!


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Old 07-27-2012, 10:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm actually quite fond of this album. Both The Killers and Elefant have a whiff of the New Romantic flavor to them, particularly on The Lunatic. Brasil sounds a bit like Marc Almond.
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Great way to start off posting @ MB with Elefant as your subject for your first post, I like them too. The comparison to The Killers hadn't cross my mind. But Mod's guitar playing reminds me of Albert Hammond, Jr.'s playing most be a NYC thing - check out "Now That I Miss Her"
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