Art Brut - Cleverly Stupid
Art Brut: A French definition of outsider art - art made by prisoners, mentally ill, and crazy people.
Art Brut was formed under rather fast circumstances. Five minutes after forming the band, they began writing their first song, with the pretty obvious title We Formed a Band.
Within a year, their first album Bang Bang Rock N Roll was released. Up to this point Art Brut have released three albums. They sound like a mix of Franz Ferdinand, The Womats and lots of humor.
It's ironic, silly, stupid and over-creativ. Their lyrics are some of the best and worst I've ever heard. They are either very carefully formed, or just something the singer Eddie Argos wrote during a bathroom break. His singing is unique and there's almost more actual talkning than singing.
Some of the songs you simply must listen to are as following; We Formed a Band, Good Weekend, My Little Brother and Alcoholics Unanimous.
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