You Love You is available to buy/download in the US tomorrow, since it’s release in the UK and Ireland it has been praised by the critics for its “originality” and its “unique sound” and so many media outlets have been lavishing praise on an album that deserves all the credit and compliments it has received so far. We decided to ask some Weapons to send in reviews of the album and we have published a few of them below. US Weapons be sure to send us your reviews to email@example.com – We will add them to this post
“Semi Precious Weapons” Never gets old, and only gets better in time. Ever since ”We Love You”, it has made me jump up and down every time I hear it! Warm up to the tremendous journey that is “You Love You”.
“Magnetic Baby” Sexy and filled with anger and murder. Perfect combination for any great rock and roll album. The strongest part of “Magnetic Baby”, in my opinion is not only the chorus but the bridge. It’s short but invokes something in me that just wants to fix my hair, and prepare for war.
“Put a Diamond In It” If glamor was a song, it would be this one! The sickest chorus I have heard in a rock song in years. Marilyn Monroe fronting The Sex Pistols. “Violence is glamor. I am glamorous.” Truer words have never been said.
“Statues of Ourselves” The first time I heard this song I felt like I was in NYC with the whole gang. Me and my friends know that we are amazing and we want this fame andamazing-ness to be immortalized forever. “Statues” symbolizes the beauty and uniqueness that any group of friends have. Hinting at Justin Tranters real life “Precious Empire” such as Lady Starlight, Lady GaGa, and Breedlove. ”No, we don’t know if this will live.” However, this song will live forever in my heart.
“Sticky With Champagne” She don’t swallow. “Sticky” it 100% filth in the best possible way! This song brings back old school dirty rock and roll for the year 2010. It’s pure showbiz and gets the party going. Pop those bottles!!
“I Could Die” You’d still be mine. The shortest song on the entire album that packs a punch! Not the most entertaining song on the album, however delivers. Also stays true to the bands’ essence and style.
“Leave Your Pretty To Me” Was once rumored to be a duet with Lady GaGa, is a power ballad that isn’t sappy at all. While listening, I actually had to stop at the end of this to think about what I had just listened to. Then I hit “replay”, then again, and then again once more. “Leave Your Pretty To Me” is the most notable song on the entire album. It is my generations’ “Free Bird” and tugs at my heart strings everytime. It is infectious at the same time fabulous! There should be a disclaimer before the song begins “WARNING: YOUR LIFE WILL BE CHANGED BY THE END OF THE SECOND VERSE”
“Rock ‘N’ Roll Never Looked So Beautiful” Signiture song on the entire album. Re-worked from “We Love You”, and thankfully has not lost any of its gritty leather studded energy. The attraction of “Rock ‘N’ Roll” is like a moth to a flame. Also, the guitar solo is genius!! Epic. “Look At Me” Subtle, sweet, and a nice cool-down from the gorgeous mayhem of the previous tracks. Entirely beautiful and shows a different side of Semi Precious Weapons and their brilliance.
I have been anticipating the arrival of this album for weeks so when it didn’t come this morning I had to get it off Itunes and I am so glad I did. Knowing the majority of the album from the EP and the Monster Ball, I wasn’t quite sure how they could top what I’d already heard. But they did it with ease. The studio versions of Statues Of Ourselves and Sticky With Champagne are pitch perfect and actually sound quite different from the live versions so it’s really worth buying the album to see the differences. Statues has always been a personal favourite so to finally hear the studio version was like heaven to my ears. ‘Leave your pretty to me’ illustrates just how well Justin can sing as it concentrates more on the lyrics and vocals. This is probably my favourite song as it incorporates a more innocent side to Semi Precious Weapons and it is sang so pure and beautifully. I felt ‘Rock n Roll never looked so beautiful’ showed they’re very talented on their instruments, notably on the electric guitar solo. This song is heavier than the others showing they’re dynamic. ‘I could die’ is glaMOUR rock and is the most similar to their EP. For the end the album I think ‘Look at me’ is a perfect ending, stripping back all the loud instruments with a simple acoustic guitar. Beautiful. Lyrically these guys are geniuses, no one can deny them of that. Through this album they can prove to all the concerned parents that there’s more to them than their dirty language. When they’re stupidly famous we should be proud to say that we were Weapons from the start <3 Jodie
Finally something original has come out of 2010; the whole album both lyrically and musically is a master piece, there’s no doubt about it. Justin’s voice just melts in your ears and every song makes you fall in love with SPW even more than the one before. Look at Me is the perfect ending to an outstanding, outrageous, glamorous album. The studio version of Statues of Ourselves is even better than expected but then that’s hardly any surprise because they never cease to shock me with their creativity. Basically this album is so obviously a turning point within the music industry and if you haven’t bought it / heard it then you’ve got something wrong with you because it will complete your life. Cannot wait for future albums and to see what they can pull out of the hat next as I already adore them! <3