Review Summary: A mockery of music.
There are alot of things I do not get. For example, I don't get dressing up in public as an anime character. I do not get why governments care about who we have sex with. I do not get why there are so many shows about cake. But what I do not get the most is Brokencyde.
In 2009 and 2010 they have been heavily berated by media, critics, bands, etc. In 2009 they were criticized and made fun of by bands that toured with them, they had a group work to get them off of Warped tour, and their album "I'm Not A Fan But The Kids Like It" was completely panned by critics. In 2010 they had proclaimed 'haters' write elaborate death and arrest hoaxes. Their response to this simply is the cliche "Haters make us famous!" which is something that I have also never understood. But wouldn't all this overwhelming hatred towards them make them realize that they shouldn't continue this? Nope, they carried on and released their third album "Will Never Die" which I do not get either.
So onto the review, first off if you don't know who the hell this band is, you're lucky. Imagine taking everything horrible about Hip Hop, other electronic music, screaming, and combining it with the themes of a Jersey shore episode.
The album is a combination of unfunny skits and untalented music. I do not get why they added skits to the album. Its an album, its about music NOT skits. They shouldnt be there, even if they are funny, which they're not. The beginning was the only thing they got right. It talked about how they are going to ruin the music industry and piss off a ton of people. Which they did get right. The primary influence for this album is essentially "Crunk" which can sometimes be an enjoyable form of rap along with other derivatives of Hip Hop and a couple songs use Reggae. A majority of these songs are blended with some bastard form of "Screamo" with autotuned singing which I do not get either. But instrumentally, nothing about the beats and instruments in this album are enjoyable. Most of these beats have been done before in many other songs. I understand that "ripping" is a theme used in hiphop where an artist will take a part of a song from another song and use it in theirs but, this is to a new extreme . A good listening to this album will have you saying in your head "hey, I've heard this before millions of times!" the only difference is they have employed the bastard screaming technique to it. There is no originality to this at all. Its not funny, its not creative, its not cool.
The lyrics are the most horrible thing about this album. Nearly half of the lyrics refer to them asking someone in a club setting to shake their ass. In which they may call it a "tootsie roll" or something as immature as that. The other themes of this is debauchery and telling people who don't like their music to shove it. I think they get more 'haters' per capita than people who actually want to have sex with them. I mean, all this album tries to do is get a rise out of the listener. It may do this for the easily convinced crowds, but a majority of people will dismiss this as immature and wrong. Other lyrical gems are about admiring beautiful women but realizing that they are only dating them for their money, getting head in a hummer, talking about various strands of marijuana, how cool it is to smoke weed while trying to be Bob Marley, and telling people they're not crunk. Which is the song that made me laugh the most, because when I think "crunk" I think Lil Jon, not white people from New Mexico. They even use his trademarked "WHAT?" in this particular song. Speaking of white boys, the song directly after this has them rapping in the deep slow down Rick Ross fashion saying "Ride ride real slow, make these N***** eat his flow" which kind of angered me because white people have no right to say the N word.
Its sad that this is music these days. I really do not get how bands like this get famous. I really do not get how anyone can make songs like this and be convinced its good, because its not. I really hope both the fans and creators of this music will look back and realize how bad this is. But for now, Brokencyde will be one of the many things I will never be able to get.
Yeah, and sorry for the perceived awful review. I had a better one before my computer crashed. I had to write a lot on the spot, so I expect a shitstorm, but I've severely edited it at this point. But, what can really be written about this? Especially about something you just do not get?