Portugal. The Man – The Satanic Satanist Portugal. The Man – The Satanic Satanist

Portugal. The Man - The Satanic Satanist

Portugal. The Man - The Satanic Satanist

“The Satanic Satanist” is kinda like your best friends girlfriend. Not so much in the – girl you pine after in secret because your best friend is “totally not good enough for her” and it should totally be you she’s boning, Rick Springfield way. And not like that movie Chasing Amy, where you’ve somehow become convinced that your best friend’s girlfriend is hijacking your little man-crush, and the only way to reconcile is by having a man-man-woman three way. No, “The Satanic Satanist” is more like your best friends girlfriend who’s been hanging out for so long she doesn’t mind chilling out as you guys sit around arguing semantics of made up games involving bodily functions while watching reruns of Kids in the Hall – even though she doesn’t “get” all the jokes. It’s like your best friends girlfriend who gives you advice on how to get to second base with the girl you’ve been dating way to long to not have gotten to second base with, and she has no problem calling you a fag when you comment under your breath how you wish you could have abs like Ryan Reynolds. It’s like your best friends girlfriend who’s great to take to parties because she’s fun and personable with familiar qualities that have everyone convinced they know here “from somewhere”. Whether it’s a smile, a high five or shotgunning beers, she has a little bit of something to offer everyone. And it’s cool.
Of course, it would be nice if she could somehow get you laid, although, you should probably stop being such a pussy and introduce yourself to a few people anyways. It’s no biggie though; you’re having a great time. And even though you didn’t drink a million beers, take an eight ball to the dome and have unprotected sex with a first-time acquaintance, you’d gladly do it all again tomorrow night.
“The Satanic Satanist” is kinda like your best friends girlfriend. It’s a comfortable rock and roll album with a familiar classic feel. Casual enough to throw on for background music, charming enough to inevitably get people asking “hey man, who is this?” – and just rockin’ enough to be the soundtrack to a party at some flop house where you don’t care about spilling on the floor.
And for all the good that is there, you still can’t help but think, “It could be even better if…”

Track Listing:

1. People Say
2. Work All Day
3. Lovers In Love
4. The Sun
5. The Home
6. The Woods
7. Guns And Dogs
8. Do You
9. Everyone Is Golden
10. Let You Down
11. Mornings

Portugal. The Man - The Satanic Satanist, reviewed by Delicious on 2009-07-31T12:28:13+00:00 rating 3.9 out of 5



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