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The Word Alive Life Cycles
The Word Alive's sophomore LP does a few things right, and a few things wrong. In terms of what it did right, the vocals on this album are far superior than that of Deceiver. While some of the lyrics may almost feel repetitive, they're sung with passion and given incredible delivery. Many have noted that the superb guitar work is notably absent from this album, which I heavily disagree. The guitars sound brilliant, and the bass lines in the album are more diverse than Deceiver's. The issue with this album is the mixing. Much of the guitar work is drowned out by the rhythm guitar part, (either being power chords or chugging). Mixing aside, any
3.5
08.30.13
Falling In Reverse Fashionably Late
Rating this one's a bit tough, because this is a very interesting album. There are some great ideas in here, but
their execution can sometimes fall flat. A good example are the random 'breaks' to hip-hop scattered
throughout "Champion", "Rolling Stone", and "Alone." The order of tracks aforementioned can also be noted
as the order as to how well these 'breaks' work. Instrumentally and vocally Falling in Reverse delivers, and the
album's production is MUCH better than their previous release (the drum samples were borderline
aggravating). There are some really standout tracks that help the album, such as
3.5
06.23.13
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
This was really tough. I was going to give it around a 4-4.5...but after listening to it enough...no other word comes to mind other than "classic." There's so much originality to be heard throughout this journey of an album. Whether it's the symphony-esque intro of "Pusher Love Girl", to the weird interlude in "Don't Hold the Wall", to the dance-groove in "Let the Groove In", to the utter-amazing ballad "Mirrors", finishing with the ambient "Blue Ocean Floor"; so many genres are covered throughout the album, whilst keeping in the R&B feel overall. Production is incredible, writing is incredible, vocals are incredible. Any complaints are nitpi
5.0
03.31.13
That's Outrageous! Teenage Scream
Eh, it was fun. Not the worst songwriting I've ever heard; not the best songwriting I ever heard. Some of the 'rapping' parts (such as in the title track) are kinda awkward, but at the same time fit. Mixing wise, it's your basic type of sound for the genre. Instrumentally, there are a lot of generic riffs thrown in there, but at least some of the leads (in a few tracks) can be creative enough. The electronics are what help this album work overall though, as there are some pretty cool sounds in here.
3.0
03.31.13
Capture the Crown Til Death
Asking Alexandria, Part III. I'll give this album credit where it's due first. 1-The clean vocals are good. The vocalist's tone is pleasant, and some melodies are pretty catchy (after doing a bit of research, he can actually sing on pitch as well). 2-There is potential for the guitar parts. There are guitar solos, there are lead lines, but they just fall into this cliche. If the guitarists can write/play interesting stuff...why don't they just do it for the whole album and not just parts? 3-The whole album doesn't try (as hard as I thought it would) to copy other bands. It's tolerable. Some of my negatives have been already kind of stated...b
2.5
12.24.12
Woe, Is Me Genesi[s]
Pure geniu[s]! It's so impre[s][s]ive to [s]ee that thi[s] band ha[s] not faltered with their [s]ophomore relea[s]e.
When pre[s]ented with dilemma[s] like, "what do we do with lead guitar part[s]?", and from there have
repetitive breakdown[s] is purely magical. Lyrically, it'[s] the be[s]t thing in the entire univer[s]e. Line[s] such
a[s] "It mu[s]t be hard to talk [*]*** with a **** in your throat" are purely original and i[s] [s]omething that can
be viewed in competition with [S]hake[s]peare. Don't forget the random orche[s]tral parts! While their
previou[s] album didn't make u[s]e of the potential of
1.0
12.18.12
fun. Some Nights
I've been listening to this for about half a year now, and forgot to rate this. It's definitely a really unique album. Each song (for the most part) contrasts from each other. The general sound though is very "love it, hate it, or shrug it off." If you love it, you'll love it. If you hate it, you obviously won't listen to it. If you 'shrug it off', you'll just kind of thing it's average music for todays apparent 'mainstream indie' scene. Composition wise: the guys know what they're doing. Instrumentally: interesting. Vocally: love it or hate it. Production wise: brilliant. What defines this album though are the unique ideas in the intro, the
4.5
11.18.12

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