Cansei de Ser Sexy

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Cansei de Ser Sexy
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 9, 2005 (2005-10-09)
RecordedMarch–June 2005
StudioJägermeister Bitte (a.k.a. Adriano's and Carolina's home), São Paulo, Brazil
ProducerAdriano Cintra
CSS chronology
A Onda Mortal / Uma Tarde com PJ
Cansei de Ser Sexy
Alternative cover
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International cover

Cansei de Ser Sexy is the first full-length album by Brazilian indie rock band CSS. It was released on October 9, 2005 by Trama in Brazil, where it reportedly sold 5,000 copies and failed to chart. It was released in the United States on July 11, 2006 on the Sub Pop label, and in the United Kingdom on January 22, 2007 by Sire Records. A limited edition version of the album included a CD-R. The purpose of this was that the buyer could burn a copy of the album onto the CD-R to give to someone else as a gift, paying homage to the effects of digital technology upon the dissemination and popularization of music.

The song "Alala" and video for "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above" were included preloaded on the Zune multimedia player, released in November 2006.[citation needed] The songs "Alala" and "Off the Hook" are featured in the Xbox 360 video games Forza Motorsport 2 and FIFA 08.[1] The song "Music Is My Hot Hot Sex" was featured in a Zune advertisement in 2006 and an iPod Touch advertisement in 2007. The song "Alala" was featured in an episode of the MTV show The Hard Times of RJ Berger.


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Alternative Press4/5[4]
The Guardian[6]
The Observer[7]
Slant Magazine[10]

The album received mainly positive reviews[2]—it was featured on Uncut's list of the 50 best records of 2006 at number eighteen, NME's list of the 50 best records of 2006 at number five and Q's list of the 100 best records of 2006 at number eighty-nine. The album won the 2007 PLUG Independent Music Award for Best Punk Album.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Adriano Cintra and Lovefoxxx, except where noted.

1."Fuckoff Is Not the Only Thing You Have to Show"4:02
2."Alala" (Cintra, Carolina Parra, Lovefoxxx)3:58
3."Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above"3:31
4."Meeting Paris Hilton"3:11
6."Bezzi" (Cintra, Luiza Sá, Lovefoxxx)3:04
7."Off the Hook" (Cintra)2:40
8."Art Bitch"3:09
9."Acho Um Pouco Bom" (Cintra)2:58
10."Computer Heat"5:03
11."Music Is My Hot Hot Sex"3:07
12."This Month, Day 10"3:57
13."Superafim" (Cintra, Carlos Dias, Clara Ribeiro)3:43
14."Poney Honey Money"2:38

International version[edit]

The international version excluded five tracks from the Brazilian version (two of which appeared as bonus tracks on the US iTunes edition of the album), while including two tracks from the Brazilian-released EP CSS Suxxx.

All tracks are written by Adriano Cintra and Lovefoxxx, except where noted.

1."CSS Suxxx"1:56
2."Patins" (Cintra, Sá, Lovefoxxx)2:18
3."Alala" (Cintra, Parra, Lovefoxxx)3:58
4."Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above"3:31
5."Art Bitch"3:09
6."Fuckoff Is Not the Only Thing You Have to Show"4:02
7."Meeting Paris Hilton"3:11
8."Off the Hook" (Cintra)2:40
10."Music Is My Hot Hot Sex"3:07
11."This Month, Day 10"3:57
Total length:34:38
US iTunes bonus tracks[13]
12."Bezzi" (Cintra, Sá, Lovefoxxx)3:06
13."Poney Honey Money"2:38


Credits for the international version of Cansei de Ser Sexy.[14]


Chart (2007) Peak
UK Albums (OCC)[15] 69
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[16] 9


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Ireland (IRMA)[17] Gold 7,500^
United Kingdom (BPI)[18] Silver 60,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format(s)
Brazil October 9, 2005 Trama CD
United States[19] July 11, 2006 Sub Pop CD, LP, digital download
United Kingdom[20] January 22, 2007 Sire CD, digital download


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  5. ^ "CSS: Cansei de Ser Sexy". Blender (50): 107. August 2006.
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  12. ^ "CSS: Cansei de Ser Sexy". Uncut (111): 88. August 2006.
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  14. ^ Cansei de Ser Sexy (US edition CD liner notes). CSS. Sub Pop. 2006. SPCD 717.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  15. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  16. ^ "CSS Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  17. ^ "The Irish Charts - 2007 Certification Awards - Gold". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved October 2, 2020.
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