Thursday, October 23, 2008

Best Fwends Great Vice

Just wanted to give you guys a heads up on one of the groups that came through here at the beginning of September; Best Fwends out of Austin/Fort Worth TX. Yuppie hipster magazine Vice dubbed Best Fwends debut album, Alphabetically Arranged, the worst of the Month (September). I couldn’t have been more happy! Vice (yes, I will send you to the magazine) is one of those magazines that think they are so far a head of the scene that they end up being behind it. Everything is, “Oh that’s so last month”, or “I wish these guys would die with everyone else that sucked in the 90’s” blah blah blah…

I actually like Vice Magazine and their website. They review a lot of great music… if they say it sucks, I look up the group and with out fail I like them! If they say that it’s great, usually it sucks. Case in point; their album of the month (October): R. Kelly - 12 Play: Fourth Quarter brought to you by none other then Jive Records. While the album is good, it is nothing new, inventive or really creative. I might have sampled 1000 R & B records from the 90’s and made this album with garage band.

Back to Best Fwends… they have a long way to go before they put on a really great show or album for that matter. But they didn’t get to where they are today by being the worst. And hell, if Vice would stop taking themselves so serious they might actually start enjoying music for what it is rather then what it is not.

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