Millionaires – Just Got Paid, Let’s Get Laid EP

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millionairesalbumartArtist: Millionaires
Album: Just Got Paid, Let’s Get Laid EP
Label: Decaydance
Genre: Scenepop

Let me start this by saying that Millionaires are the kind of group you are either going to love or despise. There is little to no room for someone to be a middle ground listener when it comes to this group or this record. However, for those of you who get it, and even for those that buy into it legitimately, you are about to discover music that is as addictive as your favorite sweet. Millionaires debut for Decaydance Records, the Just Got Paid, Let’s Get Laid EP, though filled with mainly old material, may just be the best new thing in pop music this Summer and I will stand my ground on that statement.

Now for all of you unfamiliar with Millionaires before clicking into this review, let me give you a bit of a history lesson on the group. Made up of 3 friends, sisters Melissa Marie and Allison Green, and Dani Artaud, started Millionaires a few years ago and have since garnered over 200,000 friends on Myspace and over 32 million plays. In addition to this, they’ve gone on 3 major tours and sold out many shows [including their entire January 2009 tour].

Okay, now that we’re all on the same page, let’s dive into the group’s style. Now, these girls often get lumped in with the likes of Brokencyde, but that overly autotuned, screamo crunk music has very little in common with Millionaires. This is a very pop meets hip hop beat driven style of near dance music that has no screaming, three vocals parts, almost no actual singing and tons of filthy language. Actually, in this case, it might be an abundance of filthy language, but you’ll get what I mean once we check out the group.

Disregarding a very unnecessary skit/intro, the EP kicks off with the radio ready [and bound], “Just Got Paid, Let’s Get Laid.” This tracks serves as the perfect introduction to both the group, style, and lyrical consensus of the material. Starting with the line, “Welcome to my life,f___ing V.I.P.,” we’re immediately presented with the “personalities” the girls choose to use for their material – ridiculously snobby, alcoholic, sex obsessed 20 somethings out to party until sunrise or arrests – whichever comes first. The hook of the song, which is basically the title being repeated with extra effects use, will become so ingrained in your subconscious that you’ll find yourself humming or mumbling it days later [and every payday, of course].

“Just Got Paid” serves as the only new track on the record for longtime fans and the remaining 4 tracks [the closing number being a radio edit of “Just Got Paid”] come form the girls’ self released [and highly successful] Bling Bling Bling EP, but have each been redone for better sound and additional effects work. Starting things off is the girls’ first big song, “Alcohol” which will surely become a required for any and all college parties or clubs. The sheer ego tripped confidence the girls’ personas display will boggle anyone’s mind as the lyrics do little more than encourage binge drinking and their willingness to accept free drinks [but not in exchange for sex]. Some are going to write it off as straight fluff, but if you just loosen up your moral barometer, collar, or snobbish music taste, you’ll find it’s an addictive track with lyrics that obviously impact the listener and really, what else can you ask for?

Between the three additionally reworked tracks, we have the dance club gem, “I Like Money,” which disses on “plastic” girls at the bar while discussion seduction tactics and asking us to watch them dance. In addition to this, my personal favorite older track, “I Move It,” offers a complete club ready beat with instructions on how to “get with” the girls. What is it one must do to get them you ask? Well, as they say, “I’m so turned off by all these boys who never f___ing dance, when i see a boy just standing there, he won’t get in my pants.” So there you have it guys, the girls want you to dance and with music like this, I dare you to see how long you can go before you crave nothing more than to dance til you sweat. However, if you stop at the track between these, “Talk Shit,” you may a bit turned off from the group, initially anyways. This overly simplistic track is the girls’ battle anthem of sorts where they exclaim, “shut your mouth or I’ll cut your tongue.” I can see how the younger [tween-teen] crowd may jump on the foul language and girl power like message, but the overall sound and feel is very amateur and detracts from the sound and flow of the record.

Just Got Paid, Let’s Get Laid will no doubt be the underground party sensation of the Summer. The girls of Millionaires are nothing short of scene sirens with highly underestimated business senses that have them laughing and partying all the way to the bank. This isn’t music to change lives or the world. This is music to just let go and dance to and if anyone here at UTG has anything to say, that’s exactly what we will be doing for a long time to come.

Much like life, don’t take it too seriously. Just let go, dance, and tell all your friends who the new queens of club pop are.

Score: 8.5/10

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the founder of Under The Gun Review. He loves writing about music and movies almost as much as he loves his two fat cats. He's also the co-founder of Antique Records and the Marketing Coordinator for Haulix. You should probably follow him on Twitter.

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  • tyler h

    oh, i get it, you have to be on drugs to listen to this music. ooooooooh. thanks kristyfaye for explaining this to me.

    and actually, the haters openly listen to good music because we still have brain cells.

    James is usually right on with things, I don’t know how he can hate brokencyde and like this

  • nattiecakez

    from the moment i first listened to their just newly birthed demos, i liked them – no lie there. i’m split with music, i have a thing for lyrics, meaning, and soul. but then again, i also just love the funny shit you can just let loose listening to – like MILLIONAIRES. it’s not really right to say they’re “amazing”, because they’re not. their fame is a fluke of luck, they should be thankful their generation of listeners is as corrupt as they are, or they’d have no fanbase.
    point is, they’re good if you just want to laugh and have a good time. if you take their shit literally, it’s hell.

  • Vicky

    I get that this isn’t music that is meant to be taken seriously, and I can get behind music like that (hello, Cobra Starship), but I cannot listen to these girls because their voices are so off putting and annoying. That’s what makes them cross the line from musically mediocre to absofuckinglutly awful

  • Mia

    Good lord. No wonder Decaydance didn’t sign them on a full contract.

    Now I know why Pete basically washed his hands of all this via Twitter.

    These girls are pitiful, drunken, whorish scene kid wannabes who are using the look to reel people in when they’re nothing even remotely close to it. They sound like barbies in a garbage disposal.

    Saying words to a beat does NOT by any means make it music. Especially if it’s the type of torturous screeching i’ve been assaulted with on Youtube.

    I can proudly say I’m on the haters list, Millionaires. Because you sound AWFUL.

  • Lisa

    UGLY.
    TERRIBLE LYRICS.
    whoever made their songs should quit making music.

  • Guest

    Lost all respect and credibility I had for site from this review. This stuff is absolute garbage. They’re a prime example of what’s wrong with music today. Pathetic lyrics, no musical talent, they lip sing live, and have annoying voices. Ha “makes me want to dance” more like makes me want to puke.

  • Hayley

    I first heard “The Millionaires” in a montage of scene queens that my friend was showing me explaining what “scene” was. It was a version of Talk Shit that was made on garage band and had the background of someone’s kid screaming in the background. I thought it was somewhat obnoxious at first, but I was drawn to it all the same. Then when they released “Bling Bling Bling” I was one of the first to buy it.
    The reason I love them so much is because they don’t take themselves that seriously. I think UTG hit them spot on about their music instead of just saying “They suck”.
    I hope to see Millionaires around.

  • James

    i love you. well done.

    are you a facebook fan? would love to put a face on a real, intelligent comment: http://www.facebook.com/underthegunreview or http://www.facebook.com/jamesshotwell

  • Edward

    Bad review. I hate the fact that “OMG THEY’RE NOT BEING SERIOUS” as an excuse for this horrendous EP. There are many bands who crafted hilarious records with competence.

    Their music is terrible. There’s really nothing left to say. Being bad on purpose doesn’t excuse it from being bad. If I wanted dance music, there’s classics like new order to dance to. Why would I want to dance to this?

    Those who enjoy it musically, I simply pity your taste in music. It’s hilarious and watching their videos always give me a good chuckle but that’s all they are. A sad pathetic joke being clowns to garner attention and attract idiots to be their fans.

  • Lauren

    This review is horrible. They’re so many amazing artists out there that spend years writing excellent music struggling to get there name out there but instead society gives into this horrific offensive band with no talent what so ever. Anybody can fool around with GarageBand and make pathetic meaningless rants about boys, sex, and alcohol. Is that what our music culture has come to? What ever happen to passion and talent? If this is what sells I’m ashamed with mankind. There is no excuse for producing music like that. We need to open up our eyes and realize the strong negative influence on our society, especially to the vulnerable youth. You say in this review “don’t take it too seriously”. How can you sit back and think.. oh this is no big deal? This is SADDENING. They got signed to warped tour last year, think how many other bands could of taken that spot that actually HAVE TALENT and a meaning for producing songs. These are reasons why I avoid the mainstream music, it is all about the image, not the music OBVIOUSLY this band. If you want to make good reviews on music I would consider you figure out the difference between talent and absolute GARBAGE which is difficult for obviously.. Shame on all the narrow minded brainless people that think this shit is ok. There is GREAT dance electronica music out there JAMES so i would consider you to look them up and stop being ignorant thinking millionaries is a decent dance band. OPEN YOUR MIND!

  • jess

    a bunch of scene queens that need to realize life isnt about makeup, edited pictures myspace and boys with peircings. i hope when they look back on there younger years there embarrassseddd