Sunday, October 05, 2008
Album Review: The Chap
The Chap -'Builder's Brew' (Loaf Recordings)
This has to rate as THE worst album I have heard all year*, and I have heard around 150.
The problem with The Chap is that they think that a) they're intelligent and b) that they are being post-modern and ironic (or moronic, for short). Unfortunately, all they are is bloody irritating.
The Chap have reportedly received praise for sources as diverse as Vice and The Wire, and been played by Stuart Maconie. Frankly speaking these people need their ears clearing out. This is a festering turd of a record, frankly. It's actually quite offensive that people are given money to make music this bad.
It finishes with their cover of 'What's Love Got To Do With It?' yes, the Tina Turner cheese-fest. Which apparently has been demanded by their fans for years. It makes The Residents' mauling of 'satisfaction' seem like a worthy statement.
Words cannot express just how bad this record is. There is no need for this to exist. Go away. Leave me the hell alone.
The Chap -'Proper Rock.' mp3
*yes, even worse than Black Mountain