The Virgins - The Virgins
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  • Summary: The debut album for the New York City-based band was produced by S*A*M* and Sluggo.
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  1. The Virgins is punchy and slinky and over before you know it, but good, dirty fun while it lasts.
  2. It all adds up to a guilty pleasure for those old enough to remember the '80s.
  3. Cumming might still be a petty thief--of sounds and ideas now, not clothes--but he clutches at this material as if he invented it, and the band's boldness is hard to resist.
  4. When The Virgins are paying homage to their New York forefathers in terms of their aesthetic and lyrical content, they have trouble distinguishing themselves from the Jets of the world.
  5. 60
    The New York threesome have just about enough tunes to pull it off. [Jun 2009, p.93]
  6. This is indie rock with plenty of funk, snaking basslines and wah-wah guitar. [May 2009, p.119]
  7. At their best, The Virgins come off as a pale imitation of The Cars. At their worst, it’s The Strokes meets Franz Ferdinand without any bite. [Summer 2008]

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  1. ValK.
    Jun 6, 2008
    10
    Amazing debut. Squeaky clean production mixed with cool Stones swagger. A combination missing since the days of The Cars and the Talking Amazing debut. Squeaky clean production mixed with cool Stones swagger. A combination missing since the days of The Cars and the Talking Heads. Haven't heard a more fun record in years. Expand
  2. AlbertoR.
    Jun 8, 2008
    10
    I can put this album on from start to finish and love every single song.
  3. vlad
    Jun 9, 2008
    10
    Come on...this is so easy to get if you understand what they are trying to do...and if Blender say it sucks, well that's all you really Come on...this is so easy to get if you understand what they are trying to do...and if Blender say it sucks, well that's all you really need to know. Go pimp Avril some more clowns...the rest of us will be busy having fun with the soundtrack of summer. Expand
  4. MusicM.
    Jun 17, 2008
    8
    Ten sharp, punchy, and well-produced tunes. If the major labels could turn out this kind of product regularly, they might have a brighter future.