Breathe Carolina
Hello Fascination


2.0
poor

Review

by Levie Galapon USER (3 Reviews)
August 19th, 2009 | 13 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Having made an album better than their last. Breathe Carolina surprises everyone with an album that is not awful but a bit below...average.

Let's have an unbiased look at Breathe Carolina's new album "Hello Fascination". So far there has been a love hate relationship with the band's new album either rating it really low or pretty high.

Trust me this album is neither good nor is it plain awful, it is just a below average release by a below average band.

Breathe Carolina has finally decided to mature a little bit this time around and have put more effort into making their music. This time around they have added more layers making it a little less boring to listen through and almost enjoyable.

This time around they add simple guitar riffs which are very simple and no where near technical. There are also some average drumming at parts. This shows, that Breathe Carolina are actually trying a little to break away from using purely synths and special effects.

As for aggressive vocals, it is a little less random this time around then in previous efforts. As for clean vocals, it's a lot more clean this time around than previously before, meaning it sounds a little less produced (but it still sounds overly produced at points). As for catchiness, it is as catchy as songs can get.

As for lyrics, yes it is still pretty bad, but hey, it's more diverse this time around than last time. Just check out the song called "I.D.G.A.F" for proof of lyrical immaturity and check out "Rescue" for lyrics that are little less immature.

This album still suffers from downright awful techno drenched sing a longs that taints the more improved songs in the album.

Breathe Carolina seems to be going in the right direction with this release, still working out on being less generic, if they continue in this direction they just might have an average album next year!

2.3/5

Recommended Songs:
Dressed Up to Undress
Tripped and Fell in Portland
Rescue

Songs to avoid:
Hello Fascination
I.D.G.A.F
Velvet


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Breathe Carolina creates a cd filled with musical cliches, lyrics that could have been written by a ...


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EasternLight
August 19th 2009


2704 Comments


2.3 is closer to 2.5 dude.

Knott-
Emeritus
August 19th 2009


10198 Comments


review remidns me of that hanson song

YOU CAN'T SAY LA LA LA LA LA LA LAY, A LITTLE BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAY, THIS TIME AROUND

leviedman
August 19th 2009


36 Comments


I know it's close to a 2.5 but I just can't bring myself around to say that it is average.

EasternLight
August 19th 2009


2704 Comments


yeah im just being a prick.

Zip
August 19th 2009


5312 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I thought Welcome to Savannah was a track worth recommending.

shortone323
August 19th 2009


883 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

You say "as for" around 13 times this review. And "this time around" just a bit less. I do commend giving this a somewhat objective look, even though it's pretty clear you don't listen to this type of music. Alright review I guess.

Zip
August 19th 2009


5312 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I pos'd because I got your last review unjustly deleted.

XXXpickemgenius
August 19th 2009


139 Comments


Hello Fascination is def best song on the CD.

Pretty good review. Meh CD.

Zip
August 19th 2009


5312 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

a 1 seems unjustified

leviedman
August 20th 2009


36 Comments


Thanks for the pos!

I always try my best to be open minded about music. Although it is true that I don't listen to much electronica based music.

Aaron
August 22nd 2009


652 Comments


This band would be good if they were instrumental. The vocals ruin the music. Instead of being vaguely interesting and enjoyable dance-pop, it's vaguely interesting and enjoyable dance-pop with shit smeared over the top.

randomperson
December 4th 2010


3 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I find it kind of ironic that the lyrics to "Hello Fascination" (the song) are actually written to critics like you. And I'm guessing you don't listen to this kind of music that often, but I suppose an opinion is an opinion

Lethean
September 26th 2014


1001 Comments


take me to infinityy~

Digging: Psychonaut 4 / Happy Days / Dodsferd - The Great Depression I



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