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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length for the bawdy San Diego, Calif. rock outfit led by Jason Hill and Brian Karscig.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Best Little Secrets Are Kept pays homage to the fairer gender with punchy glam-rock guitars, winking double entendres and Hill's swaggering Rocky Horror Picture Show-style vocals.
  2. 80
    A horny fusion of glam-rock boogie, Urge Overkill's egotism and libidinous top-shelf naughtiness, all delivered with the molten fury of The Black Keys. [Nov 2005, p.111]
  3. It's hard to shake the empty feeling at the end of each these songs; The Best Little Secrets Are Kept has an inescapable, intentional tawdriness.
  4. 60
    Alas, when their feisty glam racket starts to repeat itself towards the end, the joke wears a little thin. [Nov 2005, p.112]
  5. 60
    They exult in a catchy send-up of swaggering retro-rock sleaze. [May 2005, p.121]
  6. If anything, we should reward them for reminding us that glam rock is dead, and so be it.
  7. Tasteless Rolling Stones apers rip off an entire decade of rock music.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 36
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 36
  3. Negative: 11 out of 36
  1. MackieM
    Jan 25, 2008
    10
    If I could pick 11 I would. This band is the best thing to happen to music since the sex pistols. And P.S. Jason Hill touched my arm after If I could pick 11 I would. This band is the best thing to happen to music since the sex pistols. And P.S. Jason Hill touched my arm after the concert tonite. Expand
  2. Kierewieb
    Jun 11, 2005
    10
    Original? Not really...but hey, what is these days? I just like it a lot!
  3. B
    Oct 9, 2007
    9
    Sexy album, sleazy lyrics, catchy hooks. I don't understand how anyone could call this predictable; I've been listening to this Sexy album, sleazy lyrics, catchy hooks. I don't understand how anyone could call this predictable; I've been listening to this album for 2 weeks or so and I'm still somewhat surprised by some of the changes. I can't wait for the new album! If it wasn't for track 9 I would give this a 10. Expand
  4. LisaH
    Apr 8, 2005
    8
    I liked this. It's fun and campy, juxtaposing addictive, catchy tunes with some hilariously sleazy lyrics. Don't really like the I liked this. It's fun and campy, juxtaposing addictive, catchy tunes with some hilariously sleazy lyrics. Don't really like the last two songs, though, but good overall. Expand
  5. DavidM
    May 5, 2005
    8
    It's fun, it's sharp guitars circa glam period, and they're funny....so, it's rock n roll.......more songs like paper It's fun, it's sharp guitars circa glam period, and they're funny....so, it's rock n roll.......more songs like paper doll, and they get a ten....... Expand
  6. ss
    Apr 13, 2005
    2
    Look, do me a favour. If you're looking for "fun" music, or "stuff you can dance to", invest in the CDs by Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, Look, do me a favour. If you're looking for "fun" music, or "stuff you can dance to", invest in the CDs by Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, M.I.A, or LCD Soundsystem. Heck, I'd even recommend the Killers before this one. But don't try to justify purchasing such a tasteless, unoriginal, shameless rip-off, bandwagon-jumping fraud of a record by saying "it's fun". Okay, so it's not that terrible. But it's really not worth the money. Attitude wise, they try too hard; musically, they don't bother trying at all. Expand
  7. DG
    Apr 7, 2005
    0
    Crap!

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