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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. The Best Little Secrets Are Kept is loaded with a raft of inspired songs that burst out of your speakers like they were on fire, mixing the sparkle of the best glam rock, the low-down crunch of the best of classic rock bands like the Stones, and the direct lyrical approach of poets like David Lee Roth or... Bon Scott.
  3. While Louis XIV references the '70s, theirs is no Jet; this band's style is more of piss-take than any cut-and-paste plagiarism. [#9]
  4. Nicely mimics the timbre of Tony Visconti-ville circa '71-'74.
  5. 60
    Alas, when their feisty glam racket starts to repeat itself towards the end, the joke wears a little thin. [Nov 2005, p.112]
  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
    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
    Original? Not really...but hey, what is these days? I just like it a lot!
  3. B
    Oct 9, 2007
    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
    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
    It's fun, it's sharp guitars circa glam period, and they're, it's rock n roll.......more songs like paper doll, and they get a ten....... Expand
  6. ss
    Apr 13, 2005
    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

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