Letlive. The Blackest Beautiful
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TooLateToGoBack
July 9th 2013


1884 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm getting the CD tomorrow, but the iTunes previews aren't promising.

greg84
Staff Reviewer
July 9th 2013


7519 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Ace review!



I liked their previous LP, but this just doesn't do anything for me.

henryChinaski
July 9th 2013


3244 Comments


Artwork is fuckin sweet. Need to check this out.

BigPleb
July 9th 2013


42226 Comments


Channing speaks.

BigPleb
July 9th 2013


42226 Comments


Bring da muthafuckin ruckus.

iChuckles
July 9th 2013


167 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Fantastic review!



Surprised you didn't say anything "Virgin Dirt" though, that song has been polarized amongst listeners to say the least.

jmh886
July 9th 2013


1091 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

On first listen this is not as good as Fake History by a lot. The single is by far the worst song though. Why do bands always to that btw? Jason Butler is an awesome vocalist, however.

Cygnatti
July 9th 2013


26513 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

bansheebeat > most of the songs actually

Digging: Elysia Crampton - American Drift

Kosko
July 9th 2013


112 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This album falls exactly at the crossroads of some of my favorite genre's: Pop, Post-Hardcore, Soul, Rock. It's also played by actual instruments, which I always like more than not. Good beats, choruses, and weird enough to make me feel like I'm listening to something original. But it's not so weird that it annoys me, it's got hooks.

Gwyn.
July 9th 2013


15693 Comments


It's also played by actual instruments, which I always like more than not.

Cygnatti
July 9th 2013


26513 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

hahaha

RatKing
July 9th 2013


19 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Should we tell him it's actually played by four human beings?

Gwyn.
July 9th 2013


15693 Comments


from now on being played by actual instruments is 5 worthy

Cygnatti
July 9th 2013


26513 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

the whole concept of actual instruments vs. fake instruments has always been a joke.

Kosko
July 9th 2013


112 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Wow, people are talking about something I said, guess I should feel honored. No, actual instruments doesn't constitute a 5; blending a variety of my favorite genres into a cohesive album that I enjoy start to finish gets a 5. It's some of the best original music I've heard recently. Should I apologize if my tastes aren't edgy enough for you all?

JesusaurusRex
July 9th 2013


63 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yes

RatKing
July 9th 2013


19 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

kosko, I suggest you listen to fake history first mate

ViperAces
July 9th 2013


12524 Comments


i like you kosko. plus the fact that you joined this site 44 years ago is pretty cool

Cygnatti
July 9th 2013


26513 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

you gave MGMT a 1.5, good job!

Kosko
July 9th 2013


112 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

letlive. - fake instruments. Well that is funny. I suppose I should have said "Letlive seems to have expanded their sound, while still retaining the basic band arrangement of string instruments and drums. On the new album they have created more complex textures and variety without resorting to programmed beats and synth filler tracks as is common with bands trying to overcome a slump in creativity".



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