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The Amity Affliction Let the Ocean Take Me
It lacks innovation. There's not one riff/idea/rhythm/melodic line that hasn't been done before. It's certainly
trying to strive for difference by treating the album's progression as a concept, but plays it safe within the
genre. The singles picked such as "Pittsburgh" and "Don't Lean on Me" were great choices, as they're some of
the best from the album. But, others like "Never Alone" and "Death's Hand" are good listens as well.
The Word Alive Real
Strange how a John Feldmann-produced album lacks catchiness (minus perhaps in tracks such as "The
Fortune Teller", "Your Mirage", and "The Runaway"), but this is without a doubt a major step up from Life
Cycles. The album feels very much like a melding of the song-structure seen on Deceiver mixed with the
sound/programming of Life Cycles. The beginning of the album certainly can throw a listener off, but it's
roughly around the fifth track where things really begin to pick up. In the end - it's a solid installment from
The Word Alive, but it does still leaves something to be desired. Recommended tracks:
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
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
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
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.
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

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