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R5 Sometime Last Night
"Sometime Last Night" is a fantastic, pulse-pounding, crisp record that hits essentially all of the high notes perfectly. R5 stray away from their Disney days to produce numerous tracks lushly filled with unique instrumentation and (believe it or not) intriguing lyrics. Songs like "All Night", "Let's Not Be Alone Tonight", and "Smile" are sure to please the average pop radio listener; while "Dark Side", "Repeating Days", and "I Know You Got Away" gives a nice contrast to the pop side of this record. "Repeating Days" especially utilizes perfect dynamics to become perhaps the best song the band has written, while "I Know You Got Away" is a jamm
Blink-182 California
Given the drama cloud surrounding the production of this latest record, Blink-182 ultimately succeed in producing a fine album. "California" injects the 'fun' side that was sorely missing on the previous record "Neighborhoods", as well as having a numerous amount of catchy songs. Unfortunately, it's the mixing/editing that hurts this one - as the vocals are clearly pitch-corrected to being 'flawless'. Some of the songs such as "She's Out of Her Mind", "No Future", "Los Angeles", "Left Alone" and especially "Rabbit Hole" are solid song compositions that won't leave a listener's head. On the contrary, hearing 40-somethings write about being a t
The Word Alive Dark Matter
The Word Alive squander a potential revival of their devoted fanbase with "Dark Matter". In the end, the group
is a crowd-pleaser; writing songs that will keep a crowd moving (it's where the money's at) with singles such as
"Trapped" and "Sellout". In a surprising twist - these said 'crowd pleasers' are actually a solid step in the right
direction from the band. Other songs such as "Suffocating", "Piece of Me", "Face to Face", and "Grunge" are all
standout tracks from "Dark Matter" - giving the band a new dimension amongst all of the 'genre-esque'
presentations surfacing nowadays. We, as fans, will neve
Famous Last Words Two-Faced Charade
The downside to "Two Faced Charade" is that its quite hard to take the lyrics seriously, when they come off as utterly strange. To add to it, the music is very wishywashy in the sense that when certain tracks are good, they're REALLY good. "Welcome to the Show", "Victim of the Virtuoso", "Voices", and "The Show Must Go On" are the only consistently good songs throughout the album, while the other tracks sort-of meld together and don't really do much (ESPECIALLY "In Perfect Hindsight", which is a kick+clap filler track). I can't say that THIS is the definitive album to get a listener hooked on Famous Last Words (I believe that their following
Coldrain Vena
"Vena" is yet another style change from coldrain, and while overall not perfect; is still a decent change. The track opener "Vena" is very misleading for the rest of the album, as this is more of an alternative-rock album versus a post-hardcore album. The best description for the album I can give is: picture the We Came as Romans self-titled album, with better song composition, and choruses that are about as catchy as Hoobastank's. There's "Vena" in a nutshell. Also, the two best songs from the album are "Wrong", and "Gone".
Escape the Fate Hate Me
Escape the Fate were contractually obligated to produce a new album.

...it shows.
A Day to Remember Common Courtesy
A Day to Remember have produced their best album since "For Those Who Have Heart". With the occasional tracks featuring studio chatter, it gives off the vibe that the band was completely in control of how/what the album should sound like. While each song in the album is listenable in their own respect, the only unfortunate thing is the album loses steam around after the 7th track ("Violence"). Again, a minor complaint when the second half of the album is still good; it doesn't live up to the first half at all. Granted, the first half also contains songs like "Right Back at It Again", "Sometimes You're the Hammer...", and "I'm Already Gone" -

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