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Cygnatti
July 9th 2013


22338 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

you gave MGMT a 1.5, good job!

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Kosko
July 9th 2013


107 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".

Kosko
July 9th 2013


107 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Did you 5 "Stay What You Are" ironically?

Cygnatti
July 9th 2013


22338 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

there's nothing wrong with programmed beats and synths, but a lot of bands just them in gimmicky and annoying ways because they're just not good at songwriting. also, they tend to completely conflict with a band's normal sound, so again, bad songwriting.

ViperAces
July 9th 2013


12504 Comments


woah

Cygnatti
July 9th 2013


22338 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

nope because stay what you are is the best pop punk album, one of the only good ones.

Cygnatti
July 9th 2013


22338 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

lakes, you like lil b, you've no place to talk.

RatKing
July 9th 2013


19 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

"never trust a letlive. fan that has never listened to Fake History" -Roger Miret

Cygnatti
July 9th 2013


22338 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

""never trust a letlive. fan that has never listened to Fake History" -Roger Miret"

that's not right, but I was wondering: are there fans of the first two albums but not fake history?


Kosko
July 9th 2013


107 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Thanks RatKing, I gave it a listen and didn't honestly like it as much as the new album. It seemed less coherent, there was less that grabbed my attention immediately. Listening to Glassjaw now though, definitely good stuff.

And thank you as well Viper, I've basically been lurking here before the site was even live. Now I have adderall, so I type more and am more open to sharing and defending my opinion.

Kosko
July 9th 2013


107 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I can understand that Cygnatti, and do agree. I think Coheed's album with Chris Penne is my biggest example of synths gone wrong, or pick any of the Rush albums from the 80s.

My real problem with Stay What You Are, is that is came right after Through Being Cool, the best album of my highschool years. They had also just released "A drag in D Flat" and "Sell My Old Clothes" on a compilation. SWYA came out and it was so soft, it was just a much different direction than I was expecting. I wanted that edge that they were teasing on the compilation, not soft songs about drowning because your friends are high.

RatKing
July 9th 2013


19 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

If you like letlive. and glassjaw give Jacobi Wichita and Scapegoat a shot, kosko:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6oYQvwjXNU

Cygnatti
July 9th 2013


22338 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

My real problem with Stay What You Are, is that is came right after Through Being Cool, the best album of my highschool years. They had also just released "A drag in D Flat" and "Sell My Old Clothes" on a compilation. SWYA came out and it was so soft, it was just a much different direction than I was expecting. I wanted that edge that they were teasing on the compilation, not soft songs about drowning because your friends are high.
through with being cool is still really good, but it's more typical of pop punk. stay what you are is more ballad-heavy and slower, sure, but is more conceptual and ultimately more meaningful even though the songs are still very simple by themselves.

Kosko
July 9th 2013


107 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Ha, well there's a quick way to lose some good faith. In fairness I meant post-Signals pre-Snakes & Arrows Rush. Moving Pictures is still amazing.

ViperAces
July 9th 2013


12504 Comments


i love signals but thats the only post mm that ive heard

Gwyn.
July 9th 2013


15324 Comments


"some of lil b's stuff is good unironically so"

not a lot

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ChuckyTruant
July 9th 2013


15725 Comments


Great review.

JackSparrow
July 9th 2013


1686 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I dig Empty Elvis

StrizzMatik
July 9th 2013


3229 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Channing, you're my hero. Beast review

Gwyn.
July 9th 2013


15324 Comments


Listening to Banshee again (prolly one of my most spinned songs of the year, so much better than the rest of the album not even funny), and it's so frustrating when you think of what could be done with a better production because they're clearly trying to make the instruments have a "punch" to them but it fails so badly

Banshee is the only song where it works regardless of it



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