Everybody Was In The French Resistance… Now! – Fixin’ The Charts, Volume 1

On paper, this seemed like such a wonderful thing. Eddie Argos, eloquent and witty front man and lyricist of lo-fi heroes Art Brut gets together with girlfriend Dyan Valdes of L.A. rockers the Blood Arm to produce an album’s worth of “answer songs”: responses or rebukes to famous songs already made by other artists.  That its execution often struggles to live up to the undoubted aceness of the concept is, however, clear once you take a listen. (more…)