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Storm In A Teacup
February 16th 2013


19315 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

"Every single one of them is muddled and sonically expanded(is that the correct term?English isn't my

native language lol) to give a false sense of "epicness" on rather simple and straight forward

riffs"



I love it! It matches his voice perfect.

Ecnalzen
February 16th 2013


7065 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm with you, Storm.



To me, (correct me if I am wrong more production savvy ppls) over-polished means taking something that isn't too remarkable and slapping some extra coats on in the studio to try to make it seem like more than it is. Kind of like throwing a bunch of seasoning on a really bland meal to try to give it some more flavor.

Gwyn.
February 16th 2013


16860 Comments


I don't have any problem with polished production, but the key is in the word you use, OVER-Production

Sometimes it's just too much, for me

Anyway I just heard this
Very good, full of catchy moments and energy

Probably not something that will stick with me for the rest of my life or anything but I'll give it more listens just because it's really catchy and fun

Looking like 3.5-4

Ecnalzen
February 16th 2013


7065 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Glad you like it and were willing to give it a shot. I think they are a fun, consistent and quality rock band. I have been enjoying this band for the last 10 or so years.

toxin.
February 16th 2013


12896 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"I love it! It matches his voice perfect."

Word.

I think I know what you mean, gwnyn, but I wouldn't call it "epic" or aiming for anything like that. It's their style, and personally I love. It's why Modern Age is still a 4.5/5 track despite the voice effects.



As for the production as a whole, I still don't understand the disdain for it. It's definitely polished, and there's a lot of little things going on everywhere (which is why I understand why people would say this is overproduced) but it's not thatt big of an issue, at least for me. And without all the extra production, something like 'Other Side' would be a huge snoozer.

ProjectFreak
February 16th 2013


1801 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The production works for them sometimes, but I think it's mixed really badly. It crosses the line from 'polished' to 'muddled.'

Ecnalzen
February 16th 2013


7065 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Disagree about Other Side being a snoozer. Song rawks.

Storm In A Teacup
February 16th 2013


19315 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

The "muddled" part is intentional too along with the rest of it all. 5/5

AlexTM510
February 16th 2013


1439 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

god drugs & sex, what a beautifully crushing end.

toxin.
February 17th 2013


12896 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"Disagree about Other Side being a snoozer. Song rawks."

I meant if it weren't for the pretty little synths and the heavyish guitar riff and stuff it'd be a snoozer



"I think it's mixed really badly"

Where? Everyone talks about how they dislike the production on here but can never point to anything besides Modern Age

ninjuice
February 17th 2013


6760 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I haven't enjoyed listening to Anberlin this much since Cities.



The production works for them sometimes, but I think it's mixed really badly. It crosses the line from 'polished' to 'muddled.'


Imo it's just "raw" enough to work for this band.

Curse.
February 17th 2013


8053 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The muddled-ness is most noticeable with the synths, and it is just noticeable enough to irritate me, which sucks, because this album is their best in over half a decade

Ecnalzen
February 17th 2013


7065 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oh, mkay toxin.



Album is on the good (great) side. Been playing this and The Classic Crime's latest album at my work. It makes me happy.

Storm In A Teacup
February 17th 2013


19315 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Where do you work?

Ecnalzen
February 17th 2013


7065 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I work at a store that sells music (among other things). We have a CD player that plays throughout the store hours. It was mostly country and pop before I started working there and I've been trying to add a few things to diversify it so we don't have to listen to the same crap everyday.

Storm In A Teacup
February 22nd 2013


19315 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Nice. It would be cool to work in a place like that.

Ecnalzen
February 22nd 2013


7065 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Its cool, but there are restrictions that limit my options. Has to be fairly current, pretty much no harsh vox, little to no swearing, etc. Plus, I have to deal with other people that work there trying to butt in on what should and shouldn't be in there. It can be a pain.

ButtsweatAndTears
February 22nd 2013


340 Comments


"I work at a store that sells music "
I'm hoping that it's like the place from Empire Records

TMobotron
February 26th 2013


7226 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Just got back from seeing these dudes live, show ruled.

Storm In A Teacup
February 26th 2013


19315 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Nice! You got a set list to post?



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