Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ludo - You're Awful, I Love You (2008)

St. Louis, Missouri pop punk quintet Ludo are unlike any other band I had ever heard. After seeing them perform at a show with Relient k, I purchased this CD. The only song I really heard from them before purchasing the CD was Love Me Dead.

A song about man wishing to hollow out his girlfriends body and use it as his coffin when he shall perish. Ludo's lyrics are very dark but done in a way that makes them ridiculously catchy. Here are a few lyrics so you can get a taste of what goes inside the mind of lead singer and song writer Andrew Volpe.

Love Me Dead
She moves through moonbeams slowly
She knows just how to hold me.
And when her edges soften.
Her body is my coffin.

The Horror of Our Love
I'm a killer
Cold and wrathful
Silent sleeper
I've been inside your bedroom
I've murdered half the town
Left you love notes on their headstones
I'll fill the graveyards
Until I have you

As you can see their lyrics seem to have a dark vibe and yet the music is catchy and cheerful. It is a delicious combo and one I rather enjoy. You're Awful, I Love You was Ludo's major label debut with Island Records. This whole record is a gem for anyone who want a pop album full of dark lyrics yet upbeat sounds.

Ludo as a band are a Diamond in the Rough. I wish them the best with their fourth album due out this fall, Prepare The Preparations and expect me to review that album on LPC as well.

1. Love Me Dead- 4:20
2. Drunken Lament- 3:09
3. Please- 3:18
4. Topeka- 3:04
5. Lake Pontchartrain- 3:36
6. Such As It Ends- 3:25
7. Mutiny Below- 3:40
8. Streetlights- 4:18
9. Go-Getter Greg- 3:12
10. The Horror Of Our Love- 4:28
11. Scream, Scream, Scream- 3:52
12. In Space- 3:57
13. The Boat Song (Hidden Track)- 2:52

No comments:

Post a Comment