It's a Bit Complicated It's a Bit Complicated , the title of Art Brut's second CD, is presumably a joke, given their penchant for uncomplex lyrics. Case in point:… It's a Bit Complicated It's a Bit Complicated , the title of Art Brut's second CD, is presumably a joke, given their penchant for uncomplex lyrics. Case in point:… 2007-06-19 Art Brut Indie Rock
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It's a Bit Complicated (2007)

BRUT FORCE Argos and band's simple guitar-pop charms make for a CD of Complicated fun
BRUT FORCE Argos and band's simple guitar-pop charms make for a CD of Complicated fun
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jun 19, 2007; Lead Performance: Art Brut; Genre: Indie Rock

It's a Bit Complicated, the title of Art Brut's second CD, is presumably a joke, given their penchant for uncomplex lyrics. Case in point: 2005's ''Formed a Band,'' during which frontman Eddie Argos repeatedly proclaims, ''We formed a band!'' At no point on Complicated does Argos get that obvious, though matters remain direct, if droll, throughout. Meanwhile, on the likes of ''Pump Up the Volume,'' the Brit quintet keep the joke from wearing thin by making their idiosyncratic yet entertaining guitar-based pop seem like simplicity itself. B DOWNLOAD THIS: Pump Up the Volume

Originally posted Jun 15, 2007 Published in issue #940 Jun 22, 2007 Order article reprints
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