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| ||Big D and the Kids Table Stomp|
Not as different from Stroll as the band would likely have you believe, Stomp is Big D at the height of their ska/punk efforts, and it effortlessly kicks the crap out of their recent outings in that regard.
| ||Big D and the Kids Table Stroll|
Now that's what I'm talkin' about. Well, for the most part. This isn't really the "stroll" rwe heard on Fluent anymore. This is spaced out reggae stroll that likes to forego a lot of rits ska beginnings, which is why it's not as good as its predecessor. Some tracks come rcloser, some are further away, but it's still miles beyond The Damned, The Dumb, and The rDelirious.
| ||Scale The Summit The Migration|
Nothing but a continued example of instrumental excellence. Doubters and detractors beware.
| ||Leafhouse Leafhouse||4.5|
| ||Megadeth Super Collider|
What happens when you mix Cryptic Writings, Risk, and a few dashes of Symphony is apparently Super Collider.rBut most of the blame can still probably be attributed to Dave Mustaine supporting Rick Santorum and writing songs about abortion.
| ||Enemies Embark Embrace||4.0|
| ||TesseracT Altered State|
While parts like the end of "Exile" shine in technical instrumental harmony with Ashe O'Hara's stunningly lush vocal deliveries, the album falls into the djent quagmire of "too much groove, not enough variation." Altered State is at its best when it's at its most experimental - saxophones, synth leads, etc.; at its worst when it follows the straight and narrow of chug guitar rhythms, which permeate the structure of the album almost to the point of nausea at times.rAll the same, I enjoy it.
PARTY PARTY PARTY, I WANNA HAVE A PARTY!|
|Omaha Yay, StS rating rules!|
|DinosaurJones The client I'm on is having their big national meeting. They have on-site deskside support. WHY AM I HERE IF I AM NOT GOING TO BE GETTING ANY CALLS AT ALL. Whatever, I'm still getting paid.|
|DinosaurJones It started off promising. I haven't had a call in 2 and a half hours. DAMN.|