MRS ROBINSON OBSESSION: FIRST ALBUM REVIEW (IN THE WORLD!)



Who are Mrs.Robinson: A new electro girlband snapping at the stiletto heels of the likes of Girls Aloud, Sugababes, Clea and er Stiletto. General opinion: STUNNING!


Track By Track Review:

1. Teacher: If the ubergirlband Shampoo ever decided to comeback this would be the song they'd produce. A bit like the Faders if they donned electro backbeats and even has a brilliant bridge which turns the song into a chant-a-long anthem. However the song is not as good as it thinks it is and no one likes a clever swot. Yet..a swell way to start the album off. DONTSTOPTHEPOP RATING: 7.9

2. I'm A Career Girl: If you felt abused and amused by the Girls Aloud dirty twins Wake Me Up/Graffiti My Soul you will adore this. It even has a little Slovakian language lesson as in the girls actually word bits in the said language throughout the course of this electropulse gem. The vocals at the end are stunning. DONTSTOPTHEPOP RATING: 10

3. Don't Ask Me: Starts with some stunning Jungian prose "Sometimes I dream of being myself".... Muscially you are transported a lonely town in China which is a territory we've not visited since Steps did their After The Love Has Gone. However this particular journey is a typical ballad and as its so early on in the album it certainly suffers. Consequently you get the feel Don't Ask Me is a filler which is a shame because as its good song. DONTSTOPTHEPOP RATING: 6.9

4. Beautiful World: This is just weird. Its a country song. You are thrown right into the Brokeback Mountain hills. I can almost hear the bulls rumping the cows while the cowboys hold hands with other cowboys. Nevertheless its a brilliant track and theres even a fiddle! A fucking fiddle! If B*witched aint here no more Mrs.Robinson for sure make good use of it. DONTSTOPTHEPOP RATING: 6.9

5. Touched: Woah..another ballad. At this stage you might be thinking that girls can't find their sound especially after the two stunning initial tracks and sadly track 5 doesnt help to ease those fears. DONTSTOPTHEPOP RATING 4.2

6. I'm A Little Obsessed: The single. You should know it. Or Maybe you won't as it wasnt released. Oh well. If you like your Anna Sahlenes you'd like this track. DONTSTOPTHEPOP RATING: 7.5

7. Don't Forget My Name: Now this is more like it!!!! THIS IS AN ANTI-GULF WAR SONG!!!!!!Whoever thought a whistle on a guitardisco track would be sooooooo effective. My sources tell me that the ARMED FORCES are using this song in their recruitment promos in a few weeks!!!!!!!!!! If Only! Lyrically its about war, soldiers and the Gulf problematics:

"and though soldiers do what they can to survive..they're just pawns in a game built on lies"

and

"they're living in darkness, they trusted their leaders words..."

and heres the dig against Bush and his usage of rhetorics:

"it's easy preaching freedom while another mother buries her son"

Who would have thought: an album with Electropop, girlpop AND hardhitting radical leftwing politics...This album is starting to nudge out Clea's claim to the title of Best British pop release of the year. DONTSTOPTHEPOP RATING: 10

8. Hollywood Film Star: So think Kylies Loveboat with the message of P!nk's Stupid Girl. Listen to the way they say "whatever" and you'll fall in total submission with this band. This is their way of replying to Pay-TV's hilarious Miss.Captilist. Musically its very summery. DONTSTOPTHEPOP RATING: 8.9

9. Survive: Starts off with "You won't take me down" and sounds quite electric but in a softly soft way. Very Tatu but with a hint of 80's Cher. Haunting, revolutionary and uplifting with some raw hardhitting guitar rifts. We love the line "I'll survive and drink another glass of wine". This is I'm A Career Girl Mark II. DONTSTOPTHEPOP RATING: 9.9

10. Falling Asleep: I wasnt sure of this at first. It begins like the Celine's My Heart Will Go On. However it builds and evolves into a huge "waive-ya-hands" softrock
anthem. It sounds like a well-known hit that hasnt been released. We can't actually describe it other than its a bit like the New Radicals You Get What You Give and the Mandy Moores version of Whole of the Moon. Also has the beautiful conclusion to Mrs.Robinsons survival tactics of drinking wine previously mentioned on track nine with the lyrics "Red Bull and Vodka...again i'm wasted..alcohol is no friend of mine...". Cute song. DONTSTOP THE RATING: 9.9

11. Faded: Another piano driven ballad with sounds of children in background. I think this could be about a sibling dying much like the Sugababes Maya which was also the last track on their album. Nice but they really should have made this an hidden track and kept Falling Asleep the last track. DONTSTOPTHEPOP RATING: 7.7

In conclusion:

A very strong debut album which better be released or else! My only sour point is that the ballads take up invaluable space which is a real shame. Don't Ask Me should be moved and swapped with Falling Asleep. Actually you can hear the first three tracks from their album here. Its pretty annoying that they've kept the best songs to the back end of LP. Irregardless of position-for we all have Ipods don't we-this album could have have everying: You'll have eastern european languages, songs in discopop, electropop, guitarpop and songs about politics and alcoholism.

Obsession is interesting, singalong pristine, carefree, educational, cute and funny. Vocally its quite a surprise as the end of I'm A Career Girl proves. Well done Paula, Shareen & Tayna, you could have just made the most diverse British pop album of the year!

Obsession is due for release on the 8th of May.

13 comments:

Anna said...

OMG i have just listened to the four. How have i not come across these AMAZING songs! Where the hell did they come from? The songs are like genius!!!! I'm actually gobsmacked! WOW! Def buying the album when it comes out!

Anna (again) said...

Thats so funny, i just googled Mrs Robinson Obsession and look what came up. Like, took the words right out of my mouth!

http://www.ukmusic.com/forum/pop-music/mrs-robinson-obsession-genius-40449.html

Robpop said...

Yay!!!!! The album is brilliant. I hope they pick all the great songs

james said...

awesome songs!! saw mrs robinson on paparazzi they are amazing. The songs are so good and catchy its about time we had a new all girl band in this country with real in ya faace pop tunes and haunting voices that really get to ya. Me thinks they will give girls aloud and sugababes a run for their money!! and so much better lookin!!

stephanie said...

Hi i have been watching the girls with anticipation and their official website gives a link to the army benevolent fund where u can download "dont forget my name" which i think is one of the best songs!! u can also watch their video of the soldier song at www.myspace.com/mrsrobinsonofficial

There is loads of info about the band there including the fact that their album is out 15th May ..............cant wait!!!

split chick said...

WOW. Thanks for helping max out my credit limit - there goes another album I need to import! :)

Anonymous said...

hi i think mrs robinson are terrible! they are just a bunch of x glamour modells who cant sing! they are just selling sex, thats if they are selling at all.i was stunned 2 read the page about them in a tv magazine saying they dont want to pose in thongs, when thats exactly what there doing in there video! lol they sing like cats and there manager is a twat!

joe said...

hi i think mrs robinson are terrible! they are just a bunch of x glamour modells who cant sing! they are just selling sex, thats if they are selling at all.i was stunned 2 read the page about them in a tv magazine saying they dont want to pose in thongs, when thats exactly what there doing in there video! lol they sing like cats and there manager is a twat!

Anonymous said...

Some people should really keep their opinions to themself. These girls are great and Tanya you are doing a grand job girl. The work you are doing is wonderful and what a cause. I am with you girls all the way. The album is great and well worth buying. Nice to see the Army is getting some good publicity and assistance. We have all been there and people who mock and say unkind words cant see past the looks and see what superb work you are doing. Keep it up darling Rachel Butler XXX

Anonymous said...

Hey it was also so nice that Joe took the time to get an account after he published his 'kind' words to the ladies and re-send it. Oh you must be passionate about your comments. How some people can get so upset. It's simple if you don't like the album don't listen to it!! But there's no need to put it down in such a low abusive way. They look stunning and fortunately that's what helps the sell, luckily they have great voices too which is more than some artist. I am far too polite to say names but we all know they are out there. The world needs people like you but please just think of the work they are doing for OUR army and give them some credit - even through gritted teeth (please).RB XXX

Anonymous said...

everyone is entitled to there opinion, after all this is a review page, so reveiws can be good or bad. they are only doing what they are doing for the army to try to get publicity for themselves to try to sell their album, as no one knows who they are! even the news paper called them a "glamour band" as thats what they are. there not a music band, as they cant sing! no one asked them to prance around in their vidio wearing thongs, and now they wonder why people think there selling sex! they have no music talent wat so ever. their manager is just a paparatzi guy who picked up some glamour models, and put money into them to try to make them sing

Anonymous said...

everyone is entitled to there opinion, after all this is a review page, so reveiws can be good or bad. they are only doing what they are doing for the army to try to get publicity for themselves to try to sell their album, as no one knows who they are! even the news paper called them a "glamour band" as thats what they are. there not a music band, as they cant sing! no one asked them to prance around in their vidio wearing thongs, and now they wonder why people think there selling sex! they have no music talent wat so ever. their manager is just a paparatzi guy who picked up some glamour models, and put money into them to try to make them sing

adam said...

hi anonymous, it is obvious that you know the girls and are very very jealous of their success!! Now if you know so much about them you would know that Tanya is the first high street honey and very successful and shereen has been singing and dancing for years and very successfully and she has a great voice, she also attended musical theatre therefore not the glamour model you make out and paula has been well known in the music industry for many years and is still at the tender age of 20!! She has been writing, recording and singing since she was 9 years old and has a stunning voice, check out all the websites about these girls and you will see that ur vindictive comments are unfounded, in fact you sound like afrustrated artist who hasnt got the talent to succeed and therefore you are jealous of others success. Mrs Robinson are a fantastic band with a bright future ahead of them.....unlike others I could mention but wont as I believe in encouraging talent not dissing it. Mrs Robinson you are awesome you have great singing voices and look amazing!! And I have watched the video many times and not once did i see you in thongs......that is completely untrue you looked completely and utterly stunning and classy unlike the low down who has posted unkind comments about you........long may you reign to the annoyance of anonymous!!