brokeNCYDE
Guilty Pleasure


1.5
very poor

Review

by DropdeadWHA USER (35 Reviews)
November 7th, 2011 | 27 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

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.



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DropdeadWHA
November 7th 2011


624 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Stream: http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/30

Scoot
November 7th 2011


17756 Comments


aoty for sure

LG
November 7th 2011


3049 Comments


I'd buy it

Tikicobra
November 7th 2011


573 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

"Lyrically, Brokencyde do not let us down on quality."

I laughed at this.

bloc
November 7th 2011


34854 Comments


Didn't know this was going to be released so suddenly

Digging: Interpol - El Pintor

americanohno
November 7th 2011


1601 Comments


Poor Paul Wall. The years have been rough on the guy. To go from being featured in a Nelly song 6 years ago to now being forced to appear in a Brokencyde song. Whatever pays the bills I guess. Them homes out in Humble ain't cheap.

Acanthus
November 7th 2011


9543 Comments


Shady's back, tell a friend!



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FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
November 7th 2011


9034 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

It always breaks my heart to see someone lower themsleves to brokencyde's level by lacing their review with profanity and horrible syntax. How can you take what you've written seriously?

AsoTamaki
November 7th 2011


2525 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

trollers gon' troll

so say what you sayin'
but you ain't sayin' shit
except what you wrote
on the internet

y u mad bro

OllieS
November 7th 2011


2031 Comments


This band could never even be a guilty pleasure.

RosaParks
November 7th 2011


14910 Comments


guilty pleasure?

more like if you enjoy this put two through your skull

bloc
November 7th 2011


34854 Comments


Paul Wall sucks in everything he's in though

ks1
November 7th 2011


55 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I wonder if the fact that the band seems to be in on the joke (that they are) should make me more lenient or madder - as in; they know it's bad, yet they have the balls to insult their fanbase(?) - that's even more dickish than they natively came across as to me.

I actually skipped my way through the stream and it sounds strangely like any given track they'd put on commercial, non government-financed radio in my country (yes - I live in a strange place these days ...). It's like a more crunkin' Kesha: male edition sort of affair with this.

DarthMann
November 7th 2011


13815 Comments


aso, first you rate lulu a 5, and then you give this a 3, stop boosting ratings that dont deserve to
be boosted

TheSpirit
November 7th 2011


17855 Comments


i'm actually going to listen to this, i need a good laugh tonight

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Spec
November 8th 2011


27173 Comments


then listen to something funny, not terrible!

Swingfinger
November 8th 2011


100 Comments


this may be a 1 but it's still 5x better than their first abum

SmokingTheClouds
November 8th 2011


639 Comments


Wait, what? Since when were they still a band... let alone releasing more material?

DropdeadWHA
November 8th 2011


624 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

"Lyrically, Brokencyde do not let us down on quality."

"I laughed at this"


Statement was sarcastic, if you couldn't guess...
Why they're still around is beyond me and FromDaHood, I'm hardly lowering myself to their level, my profanity in this review is completely tame compared to their lyrical content... slight exaggeration don't you think?


Tikicobra
November 8th 2011


573 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I know it was, that's why I laughed.



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