Review Summary: Guess who's back, back again....
In literature, films and video games you have the heroes and villains, sometimes adding a splash of fantasy along the way, for example the inclusion of monsters or vile creatures. The monsters and villains are normally defeated, slain by heroes saving the day. Rarely do the monsters or villains rear their head again, unless it's for a money hungry sequel. However with Brokencyde the modern music monster, they continue to return no matter how many times they're defeated. Whether their defeat be by low music sales or being 'professionally' hated by critics, they return...yes...Brokencyde have returned...unfortunately.
Guilty Pleasure, is not a guilty pleasure, it is utter ***e and on this outing they've reduced the amount of screaming to a bare minimum and increased the painfully cringe worthy rapping coupled with sugary, samey beats we've basically heard before.
Seven, Mikl and Phat J once again deliver the most awful vocal performances we've heard since, well, the last Brokencyde album. Nothing has changed, Seven still raps like a 5 year old whining, Mikl is still coated in auto-tune and Phat J is just as lack luster as the other two. It's hard to decide which of the three is the worst when each of them have no redeeming qualities. The vocal delivery is excruciatingly painful and irritating, sometimes its so bad that it made me laugh, normally on Seven's verses.
Antz, the beat provider hasn't improved either, delivering the same basic beats we've come to know and hate. Throughout the album there are few changes, whether it be an extra clap here or there or some attempted hip-hop chanting. The beats are over produced, they sound too sweet and it becomes disorientating to hear the same 'thud thud, wobble, do do do' synth line over and over again.
Lyrically, Brokencyde do not let us down on quality. As always they've delivered a truly awful album both musically and lyrically. The lyrics consist of each members false ego's taking control and ruining any prospect of seriousness. Here are some excerpts from several songs:
"She’s a phenomenon the way she turns me on, so right but feels so wrong that’s why I wrote this song"(Phenomenon).
"I’m on top of her, shes on top of me, no matter where we go, I got them hoes all over me"(Whoa!).
"Now all the girlies think I'm handsome, I'm gonna take their hearts for ransom" (Magnum).
Finally,"‘y u mad bro" (u mad bro).
May I add, the final song mentioned is a song aimed at the 'haters' and it must be some of the most embarrassing material Brokencyde have ever created. As you can see Brokencyde are poetic, as always.
Overall, Guilty Pleasure reinforces the point that Brokencyde need to realise that they will never be mainstream which is clearly what they're aiming at with this *** fest of an album. Furthermore, they have to understand that they're not good at what they're doing. There isn't enough adjectives or vulgar language in the world that can describe what this album and this band continue to do to music.