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Omaha
Staff Reviewer
March 16th 2013



9470 Comments


"Production just like taste is subjective. I can see why people might like this pro, but I think its pretty bad. Their rhythm tone is a little muddy, and the lead tone is at times indistinguishable. The drums are noticeably synthetic, though properly mixed. Weightless is much better."

Production isn't really subjective though, I mean I can't record an album in a trash can and say it's just as well-done production-wise as Frank Ocean's latest y'know?

People having different tastes towards production ≠ production being subjective

That being said, I don't really care for the way that any AAL albums were mixed. Weightless definitely sounded too muddy, like in that one heavy song about 4 tracks in, ugh. And this one, I dunno I may prefer it but it's still not as clean as I'd like to hear

Digging: Koan Sound - Dynasty

mindleviticus
March 16th 2013



7938 Comments


Ya know that one heavy song that's in between 4 and 6 golly what's the one called?

MikeC26
March 16th 2013



3078 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i think the production on this is cool because it's basically just Tosin and Misha jamming in Misha's bedroom. It's pretty impressive and interesting looking at it that way i think.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
March 16th 2013



9470 Comments


"Ya know that one heavy song that's in between 4 and 6 golly what's the one called?"

Yeah the one where Tosin plays probably too many notes

mindleviticus
March 16th 2013



7938 Comments


at lightning speed

GREEASE LIGHTNING GOOOO GREASE LIGHTNING

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
March 16th 2013



9470 Comments


Haha, precisely why this album never has clicked with me. The first track's great, but the rest, eh

Calc
March 16th 2013



10856 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

the one that goes dodododleedodleedoelddooeldoelloleeeoldlodlleoeoeldoeledo

MikeC26
March 16th 2013



3078 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Whole thing is great. A good portion of the album is laid back and really atmospheric with a few scattered solo's...by no
means excessive wanking.

mindleviticus
March 16th 2013



7938 Comments


Give Song of Solomon another listen, Jacob. You might appreciate it a lot more.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
March 16th 2013



9470 Comments


I guess I feel like Tosin has a firm enough grasp on music as to where he should be able to come up with exciting riffs, and I never find AAL exciting. Whether the music's too crazy (here) or too straight-laced (Weightless,) I'm never particularly enthused about what the group's doing.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
March 16th 2013



9470 Comments


But you guys are right in that I need to listen to this more.

mindleviticus
March 16th 2013



7938 Comments


That part in Song of Solomon with the synthesizers and guitar solo.... oh buddy

Calc
March 17th 2013



10856 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I like wave of babies the most.

mindleviticus
March 17th 2013



7938 Comments


That song brings the djunz

NeoSpaz
March 17th 2013



4506 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

wooooo smooth

mindleviticus
March 17th 2013



7938 Comments


guys... that riff in Thoroughly at Home around 2:22 mins in omg so good

Calc
March 17th 2013



10856 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah it does....

Progger6009
March 17th 2013



1054 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"I like wave of babies the most."

Ehhhhh thats my least favorite one. The way you described Weightless as being muddy as to were I think it is crisper proves my point of subjectivity. Though I think you make a very good point with the trash can comparison, respect your veiwpoint. TEMPTING TIME!!!!!!!!

Digging: Animals As Leaders - The Joy of Motion

NeoSpaz
March 22nd 2013



4506 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I never got how this was considered emotional playing, it just sounds very shred and not very much emotion.

Relinquished
March 22nd 2013



22366 Comments


the emotion is from the chords and solos and how the shred is played



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