Armistice
Armistice


4.5
superb

Review

by Blair Chopin USER (108 Reviews)
May 3rd, 2011 | 7 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Peace of mind is not hard to find

The thing about beach music is that it usually only sounds decent on the beach or around the ocean. The goofy hooks perfectly fit the laughs you are having with your friends and family, the swaying beats swiftly match the swaying of the ocean, and when the music finally ends so does the daylight and you go back to your hotel and look forward to hearing that music the next day or the next time that you go to the beach.

But we only look forward to hearing beach music when we are around the water, thats the only time that it matters to us. Once we leave the water we are back to whatever our normal music tastes are and their unique futility. But internally we have always been searching for the beach record that we could sway to at the house but it seemed like an impossibility. It seemed like as much of a distant dream as our government being able to balanced budget. It seemed like an impossibility until I heard Armistice’s five song self-titled masterpiece.

The album gives you the feeling like you are at the beach even when you are the furthest from it. It is pure music escapism of the truest form because it does force you to escape, it wants you to escape. Every rhythm and beat of all the five songs makes you feel like you are on the beach having the time of your life even if you are just trying to avoid crying into your pillow. Every lyric is relatable and hits home, the male and female vocals are blended perfectly together, and the album is whatever beach you want to be at.

The only negative thing about this brilliance is that it is only five songs. AFTER these five songs you just want this to last forever but you realize that escapism is best when it is just temporary. You realize that like a trip to the beach Armistice self-titled album cannot last forever but while it does it can be the time of your life.



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pizzamachine
May 3rd 2011


12571 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The review is a bit sketchy, but you picked a great album to review, and I love this line:

the album is whatever beach you want to be at.

Pos.

Wildcatforever
May 3rd 2011


441 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thanks man. Yeah I really wanted to write more but I think this got to the main point. And the album itself is just incredible, one of the more underrated album this year.

Irving
Staff Reviewer
May 3rd 2011


7307 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nifty review and interesting concept behind it. Unfortunately, after reading it I had no idea what this album could or would sound like. Not going to neg, but this isn't pos-worthy either. Sorry =(

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SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
May 3rd 2011


16146 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

awesome album. mission bells and god will get his man are my favorites, but this is a flawless ep overall

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Tyrael
May 3rd 2011


20885 Comments


Mission bells is incredible.

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Phideaux
May 3rd 2011


1654 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Mission bells is awesome. I just wish I felt the same well about the rest of it. Still a good album though.

iFghtffyrdmns
May 3rd 2011


7047 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

review is meh.
real beach music: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/bands/Face-the-Rail/26549/

all surf, no wave AWW YEAH



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