The Matrimonials | A Review of Their Self-Titled Album

All of the bad in this up and coming band is out weighed by the good. The Baltimore based band, The Matrimonials have a self-titled album out and it’s not exactly classy, but that just might be the point of the 15 plus tracks that populate this upbeat rock album.  The Matrimonails are responsible for this Facebook Quote of the Day: “I got 13 guns hiding under this tee. I got a sword for a dick, so don't fuck with me.” – Who doesn’t like a good sword for a dick reference here and there?

Why you might like them: If you are one of those people who says, God I miss Blink 182 but can’t stand the pop punk from the late 90s and early 00s, then this is right up your ally.  The boys from The Matrimonials have a childish sense of humor and a great musical talent. Just listen to the track Taylor Swiff, a not so veiled reference to the boney child singer Taylor Swift, who according to The Matrimonials would not mind a good round of naked twister. Another treat that stands out from this self-titled work is 666. Happy Birthday Jesus!, a carbon copy of Lisa It’s Your Birthday from the very memorable The Simpsons episode where Michael Jackson voices one of the characters.

The whole album is enjoyable and indulges the inner smart talking, vulgarity spewing bastard in all of us. 


Anonymous said...

BEST ALBUM OF 2010... hands down.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you guys think your own album is the best of 2010. I caught you.

Anonymous said...

This is album is awesome. One of the very few cd's to make it into rotation for my drivetime commute.

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