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McP3000
November 13th 2007


3944 Comments


the album cover sucks balls

Tyler
Emeritus
November 13th 2007


7926 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Comparing this record to their past ones is pretty logical considering they said it was going to combine the best of both worlds.

spoon_of_grimbo
November 13th 2007


2241 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

the album art actually looks pretty good when you've got it in your hands, but i'll admit i thought it looked shit when i saw it online before the release.



no idea what those random blocks in the liner notes are tho... code?

bananaoracle
November 13th 2007


28 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

What's with all the hate for this album?



It's no "Calculating Infinity" or "Miss Machine" but I still enjoyed it.

Fort23
November 13th 2007


2961 Comments


I didn't know it was this bad.


/deppresed

RunAmokRampant
November 13th 2007


228 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Congrats on using the word discombobulated without sounding like a douche.



I pretty much agree with this review but I'm just not as harsh with my rating. I think DEP were stuck with this one, not sure of the direction they were heading in, hence the mixture of 1. Typical DEP insanity 2. electronic experimentation, and 3. pop-metal tendencies.



I still enjoyed it to a fair degree and I've liked this band since before Miss Machine came out. In terms of production, Nick, you should check this blog by Ben Weinmen. http://headbangersblog.mtv.com/2007/11/07/guest-blog-the-dillinger-escape-plans-benjamin-weinman/





LifeInABox
November 13th 2007


3709 Comments


Yeah, Grimbo, I asked the same question.

HNLzero
November 13th 2007


12 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Maybe people will start to view it less harshly when they stop narrowing down what DEP should sound like (i.e. every album = CI).

plane
Emeritus
November 13th 2007


6311 Comments


Even when not compared to earlier work, this album is just really bad.

oathfbass
November 13th 2007


388 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I was hyped for this, but was extremely dissapointed

Skyler
November 13th 2007


1084 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I actually really like the cover art. It reminds me a lot of Dark Side of the Moon. The geometric/symmetric aspects of the cover art sort of complement some aspects of DEP's music.




If you combine this album's art along with Colors, you get DSOTM. Whether that was intentional or not is another story.





LoveTheEndless
November 13th 2007


55 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I don't think there's anything wrong with the artwork. Not everything has to have a million things going on in order to be good.



The album is enjoyable, but it's disappointing.



I'm not giving it a rating until I give it a few more spins, but I am kind of annoyed by the fact that I dropped 15 bucks on this.



And the people complaining about the absence of Chris. Gil Sharone is a great drummer, don't forget that.

ColdDamnation
November 13th 2007


159 Comments


Dillinger's ideas are so dumb. I never got into this band and I just relized why.

ColdDamnation
November 13th 2007


159 Comments


it's kind of like they gave 50 gnomes and midget elves speed, finger limbering steroids and some instruments, recorded each gnome/elf for 4 seconds and turned it into a song.

Tyler
Emeritus
November 13th 2007


7926 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

And the people complaining about the absence of Chris. Gil Sharone is a great drummer, don't forget that.


Gil Sharone is amazing, but Chris wrote most of the music and all of the electronic stuff. This Message Edited On 11.13.07

Thor
November 13th 2007


10225 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Which makes Chris better.

Tyler
Emeritus
November 13th 2007


7926 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

As a songwriter, not a drummer. I prefer Gil's style even though Chris may be technically more proficient.

Thor
November 13th 2007


10225 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I just felt like Chris was the one drummer meant for DEP.

Tyler
Emeritus
November 13th 2007


7926 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

The one song-writer.

joh soxe
November 13th 2007


44 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

having read through the comments, it seems i may be one of, possibly THE, first person to say this, but i think ire works is quality.



experimentatal progression, diversity, melody, insanely good musicianship, distilled agression...it's not a better dillinger, but one that is mostly as good.



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