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thelawler
September 29th 2008



42 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I disagree with your review, while yes this band is very commercial oriented, it's not such a bad thing this band has loads of talent and Sahaj Ticotin is an amazing vocalist , and for people on here saying they liked there older music you'll love this album then, very cool interludes in some of the songs. I'm a huge fan of Fates Warning, Dream Theater, Devin Townsend, Savatage, & Butch Walker.......And I really enjoy this Ra album and I think people should go out and buy this album!!!...And what's with the comment about the drums, did you even listen to the album?, the drums are played very well.This Message Edited On 09.29.08

thelawler
September 29th 2008



42 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

P13, I'm not saying this is the greatest album ever but come on this band is very commercial always have been but they really show true musicianship and a young kid getting into music would probally reach for a Ra album before Dream Theater, Protest The Hero, or Opeth or any band with more creativity and more intense time changes, But the band Ra does a simple form of that type of music they have great melodies nice little interludes and that they actually have talent which most commercial bands do not, and if they do they are not showing it...so to say that this is the a contender for worst album of the year is not right I mean have you heard Theory Of A Deadman's or Motley Crue's new C.D.'s now those are the worst of the year!!!



Captain North
September 29th 2008



6784 Comments


^Thats actually a good point, all those albums that get so badly negged here are the ones that actually get people into music in the first place. If it wasn't for them, the bands that get really high ratings here would have far fewer listeners.

thelawler
September 29th 2008



42 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks Captian North!

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
September 30th 2008



7983 Comments


Regardless of the last few posts, it is still terrible, bland music. I don't care who they got listening to better music, they still suck.

BallsToTheWall
September 30th 2008



44164 Comments


Ha, these guys are labled Rock/Progressive/Alternative on myspace. these guys are terrible.

thelawler
September 30th 2008



42 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

To all the bad reviews and the person who goes by "CURSEWORSHIP" who were your favorite bands growing up, you put down Ra then I go to your page to see your top bands and I see bands like Aesop Rock (The worst attempt at rap ever!...Aesop Rock please horrible), Tech N9ne (A Few okay tunes for rap but overall his songs flow the same), Goo Goo Dolls (Wasn't this band punk before one of their tunes went mainstream and now all ther songs sound the same....Beyond horrible!!!!), Anberlin (Honestly you put down Ra and like these guys??????), Flogging Molly (Irish crap!)

Captain North
September 30th 2008



6784 Comments


^Whoa there buddy, most of those bands beat Ra into the ground. I never said Ra were worth anything, I just said give em so kudo's for getting people into music. They're still shit.

The bands you just mentioned (minus Goo Goo Dolls, who DO now produce repetative crap) are pretty damn good, particularly Anberlin and Flogging Molly.

bastard
September 30th 2008



3435 Comments


Aesop Rock rules, stfuThis Message Edited On 09.30.08

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
September 30th 2008



7983 Comments


Hey thelawler, it turns out that music is completely subjective, and in my (and many other people's) opinion, Ra sucks. I guess since you put down music I happen to like, I would be obligated to attack back, but people's musical tastes are different, and I will not give a boring, repetitive band (in my opinion, of course) slack because it got other people, not myself into better music.


And for the record, I was raised on a healthy dose of Van Halen and Aerosmith, then moved to heavier older bands, such as Judas Priest, Metallica, and Slayer, eventually moved more and more modern, went to Pantera, Alice In Chains, and eventually moved more modern. I always loved the Goo Goo Dolls though, and I acquired a taste for some underground rap, so sue me. Not bad for an 18 year old.

I will not attack you (even though that was a paragraph that was slathered with ignorant douche baggery), so I will let shit slide.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
September 30th 2008



7983 Comments


Thank you Captain North and Bastard, and Aesop Rock is the shit.

SnackaryBinx
September 30th 2008



2309 Comments


I was raised on blues and thrash metal. true story.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
September 30th 2008



7983 Comments


When I was younger, I was absolutely obsessed with Aerosmith, they could do no wrong. I grew away from them but they will always be very high on my list.

thelawler
September 30th 2008



42 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"Curseworship" I listened to almost the same stuff as you growing up, And I like alot of underground rap also, I actually have seen Atmosphere live tons of times he lives where I am, and he's very good live, I'm extremely critical when it comes to music because of all the commercialized crap that gets on the radio when true musicians never get the shot!...I'm sticking up for Ra because they actually have talent although as I've stated they do write very radio friendly verse/chorus/verse type of music but at least they show good musicianship within that context.....And "Bastard" sorry but Aesop Rock is aweful!!!

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
September 30th 2008



7983 Comments


Aesop Rock is the best underground artist out there, imo. No one touches him when it comes to his lyrics and rhymes.

"Cutters of the pie, throw your summers in the sky
Collar-pop Jolly Roger die, motherfucker, die!"

I love that for some reason.

CushMG15
September 30th 2008



1802 Comments


Aesop is some pretty awesome stuff.

I still like a couple of songs off of From One, but everything else I've heard from these guys just does not do it for me.

SnackaryBinx
September 30th 2008



2309 Comments


my dad tried forcing me into blues
my brother tried forcing me into thrash metal

my favorite genre is post-hardcore. someone fucked up.

thelawler
September 30th 2008



42 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I trully cannot stand Aesop Rock although alot of people like his music, Sorry and "Curseworship" it wasn't right to put down your bands everyone has there personal opinion and Goo Goo Dolls have a song I really do like "Acoustic #3" but otherwise I really do not like there music!

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
September 30th 2008



7983 Comments


SnackaryBinx, some did fuck up, was there a weird indie uncle to throw in and screw with things?

Golgoroth
October 1st 2008



1084 Comments


To all the bad reviews and the person who goes by "CURSEWORSHIP" who were your favorite bands growing up, you put down Ra then I go to your page to see your top bands and I see bands like Aesop Rock (The worst attempt at rap ever!...Aesop Rock please horrible), Tech N9ne (A Few okay tunes for rap but overall his songs flow the same), Goo Goo Dolls (Wasn't this band punk before one of their tunes went mainstream and now all ther songs sound the same....Beyond horrible!!!!), Anberlin (Honestly you put down Ra and like these guys??????), Flogging Molly (Irish crap!)


I sympathized with you for sticking up for a band you like until you got to the Anberlin bashing. Now my response to you is >:[



I might listen to a track or two off this to see if it really deserves a 1. I'm not expecting much from this album.



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