The Virgins 

The Virgins (Atlantic)


These N.Y.C. boys come on like the Strokes with a penchant for discos, rich girls, and coke. So yeah, they're pretty much like the Strokes, but you can dance to them. With their self-titled debut, the Virgins play like four downtown party guys who thought it would be cool to make a record. There are plenty of self-conscious songs about how fierce they are, as singer Donald Cumming stumbles and mumbles his way through one vocal affectation after another. They achieve a sort of club-hopping sleaze in "Murder" and "Hey Hey Girl," but in the end, they still seem like a bunch of assholes.

Speaking of CD Review

More by Michael Gallucci


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


Staff Pick Events

  • Josh Blue @ Pickwick & Frolic/Hilarities East 4th

    • Thu., Dec. 14
  • DeRay Davis @ Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant

    • Thu., Dec. 14
  • 98 Degrees at Christmas @ Hard Rock Rocksino

    • Thu., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. $75.00/$50.00/$36.50
    • Buy from Ticketmaster

© 2017 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation