Freezepop / Fancy Ultra Fresh
Album: Fancy Ultra Fresh   Collection:General
Artist:Freezepop   Added:Jun 2004
Label:The Archenemy Record Comp  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-08-02 Pull Date: 2004-10-03
Week Ending: Sep 26 Sep 5 Aug 29 Aug 22 Aug 15
Airplays: 1 1 1 3 4

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 06, 2010: panic!
4. May 10, 2005: The Panoply
2. Aug 17, 2010: meltdown dance party!!!!#@$!%^
5. Apr 15, 2005: The Fifth Column: Rise! Rise! There Will Be Blood on the Streets This Night!
Duct Tape My Heart
3. Mar 09, 2007: The Lunchbox
Parlez-Vous Freezepop?
6. Feb 18, 2005: Distraction-Limited
Duct Tape My Heart

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-08-03
Amid the retro new wave frenzy of 2002-2003, Freezepop tasted fresh. Though they tilled the same ground as the more cynical of the scenesters, the Boston group’s music was more innocent, more happy, more catchy and more consistently so than even Ladytron at their occasional finest. I’m sorry to report that it was not meant to last. Sophomore slump or “we only had one album’s worth of ideas”, this CD is flat, dull, perfunctory, and even a bit sad (but not dark enough to venture into goth-wave). The lyrics on many of the songs are atrocious (even by new wave standards … or maybe I expect too much … “You spin me right ‘round baby, like a record, right ‘round”?) Even the knowing, in-joke cynicism wears thin. The sadness and stupid lyrics they could survive perhaps, but not the enervating sameness. Some acceptable tracks amid the dreck are:
1. Boppy, upbeat 8. Moody, soft 10. Moody and soft

Track Listing
1. Stakeout   7. That Boy Is All About Fun!
2. Bike Thief   8. Duct Tape My Heart
3. I Am not Your Gameboy   9. Manipulate
4. Parlez-Vous Freezepop?   10. Emotions & Photons
5. Chess King   11. Tonight
6. Outer Space   12. Boys on Film