Album Review: Fake Problems – It’s Great To Be Alive

By on Wednesday, 4th March 2009 at 1:00 pm

m_5b46e0e2a954427dad5449e8ca48e749It’s not every day you come across an Indie/Thrash band but that’s exactly what the band Fake Problems are and they’re back with another studio album entitled It’s Great To Be Alive. The energy and raw sound that Fake Problems seem to easily come up with is what makes them what they are – an awesome band that fills that empty indie/thrash space in your CD rack.

A lot of the music I listen to only sounds good when you’re in a particular mood, but when Fake Problems come up on shuffle, I’ve had no urge to hit the skip button. When you listen to this album, there is clearly no formula or recipe the band stick to. Variety and many styles are all part of the make up for this record and although small in size, the disk packs a big punch.

It’s Great To Be Alive offers twelve tracks that vary in style and feeling but also quality. ” Don’t Worry Baby” features some huge chords and a ska influence with some contagious vocals. In my view, the track with the best title is the best song on the record. “Alligator Assassinator” is a fast paced, in your face track that has a great pirky pulse to it. Other good songs to look out for are “The Dream Team” and the slower “Heart BPM” but there is the odd track like “Tabernacle Song” that don’t live up to the caliber of the other tracks.

On the whole, the album is worth considering and adding to your collection. However some songs are worse than others but it’s important to remember that the majority are fantastic.

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[…] up were Fake Problems. They’ve been on our radar at TGTF for a while, (indeed, Steve reviewed their album back in March), but if I’m honest they just weren’t my sort of thing. Beans on Toast seemed to […]

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