Princess Ugly We Knew It Was Perfect
Published May 23, 2007With a name like Princess Ugly, it seems only fitting that theres a certain amount of unattractiveness to their debut CD. The problem comes from the fact that it can never quite overcome that ugliness of J. Christopher-Romes vocals, which are at times reminiscent of Love & Rockets Daniel Ash. But its those other times that the vocals are the problem they sound contrived, as if theyre just an act to try and make We Knew It Was Perfect more interesting. We Knew It Was Perfect is a downbeat record that doesnt quite manage to deliver in the melancholy department. It opens well enough with "Reasons Dont Know, which could musically fit on the last Carissas Wierd record. And if that was the case with the other nine tracks, that would be just fine. But it isnt. It just meanders along and although it is never horrible, it just isnt very good either.