Sonic Coaster Pop
Super Miracle Circuit


4.0
excellent

Review

by Kevin Kurber USER (53 Reviews)
November 13th, 2011 | 13 replies | 2,330 views


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A big, colorful bon-bon for the ears.

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

Have you ever wanted to go someplace just because? Maybe the people there are decent, there’s plenty to do, there’s a lot to see; who cares? Some people just thrive off atmosphere, or really enjoy their surroundings. And that’s fine; I mean what’s wrong with finding pleasure in some of life’s littler nuances? For instance, I myself really like colorful lights and the sound of a good time, like music, chatter and laughter. This place is not in a bright room so much as a dark one, lit up entirely by tiny lights lining the doorways, arcade units and an assortment of neon fixtures every here and there. In the same sense of big city life, it gives me a feeling of an everlasting party that’s never put to sleep. It’s a place made to provide fun, and even if sick to my stomach or purging beverages in the men’s room, I can take comfort in the atmosphere that reminds me that everyone’s having a good time and, of course, there’s always tomorrow.

The good news is, if you happen to like those same things, you’ll find Sonic Coaster Pop’s Super Miracle Circuit a real treat, especially for the fun-loving soul. And “treat” isn’t a word used lightly; this s**t is sugar-coated, sweeter-than-syrup fun in a tiny package. You can compare it to Fun Dip or Pop Rocks as it’s a colorful, frivolously thrilling, magical substance, and it comes with a sugar rush with every taste. To top it off, it’s a disappointingly short-lasting treat that feels even shorter because it’s such a good time. Well that’s not fair. Anyway, Super Miracle Circuit evokes flashy, electric imagery, with all the lights, video games and bottles of Coke you can take. The instrumentation paints that pretty picture for you. Through high-speed, upbeat, electronic ecstasy, Sonic Coaster Pop’s sophomore album basically brings to mind, well, a party that’s never put to sleep. There’s not a heart-wrenching moment to be found here, or any dulling of the tempo for that matter, so you can expect a consistently hyperactive and exciting listen throughout. The electronics have a futuristic, cyber feel to them, and brings to mind spunky video games like Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Monkey Ball. There’s also, of course, the distinctly Japanese sound that could make or break this album for casual listeners.

Sonic Coaster Pop’s sound epitomizes a few things, most obviously everything “cute” and “energetic”, but most importantly, “fun” in its purest essence. It’s made so using images of neon lights, carnivals, rollercoasters, rocket ships, flying cars, and of course, futuristic landscapes; the future, and making the wait for it a little more fun. But what the hell are we waiting for when we have an everlasting party? An everlasting afterparty? You know what, I’m fine with that.



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WashboardSuds
November 13th 2011



4883 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

don't be afraid to approach this teeny-weeny album, it won't bite
and its more afraid of you that you are of it

Digging: Nmesh - Dream Sequins

Rev
November 13th 2011



9291 Comments


this is rad shit

WashboardSuds
November 13th 2011



4883 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

who thinks this is rad? The Rev? Nawwww

pizzamachine
November 13th 2011



12568 Comments


Another album I'll probably like! o_O

WashboardSuds
November 13th 2011



4883 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

that you probably will :]

iFghtffyrdmns
November 14th 2011



7047 Comments


this does not sound very good.
nice write up and all though

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
November 14th 2011



9463 Comments


Great review. I should totally check this out.

I'm gonna point out a few things you can change if you'd like, things that I think would make your review better:

-It's always bothered me when sentences start off with "And". I'm being ridiculous, I know, and you can keep it if you want; it could just be better without the inclusion of the word.
-"For instance; I myself really like colorful lights" - the semi-colon should be just a comma here.
-" it’s such a good time. Well that’s not fair. Anyway, Super Miracle Circuit evokes flashy, electric imagery" I really like what you're trying to say here. However, it would flow much better if you took out the "Well that's not fair. Anyway" part, and maybe divided into separate paragraphs. That, or if you found a more cohesive manner in which to present it.

I really liked your summary- you're a very good writer. Pos coming your way!

Digging: Koan Sound - Dynasty

WashboardSuds
November 14th 2011



4883 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

@iFghtffyrdmns: this is without a doubt a love or hate album. and thanks, man

@OmahaStylee94: I'll fix that semi-colon up, its what I get for putting too much trust in Word. o_O As far as the last thing goes, I kind of wrote like that or purpose to kind of put a different spin on the review's tongue. The album kind of makes me feel like a kid so I did some parts deliberately in a kiddie sort of way. I appreciate the critique, though and thanks for reading the reivew ;]

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
November 14th 2011



9463 Comments


I get that totally, man. Regardless the review is very good; it makes me want to check it out for sure. Keep writing :]

Where can I find this album?

WashboardSuds
November 14th 2011



4883 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'll find you a link. and thanks again, hopefully you're into this kind of spunky electro-pop ;]

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
November 14th 2011



9463 Comments


It makes me really happy because it reminds me of the Katamari Damacy music a little bit, as well as Super Monkey Ball like you mentioned. So it's certainly a bit of nostalgia working its magic, which is alright with me x)

WashboardSuds
November 14th 2011



4883 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

its definitely nostalgic of certain video games, and I'll bet the people who play them are going to be the most impressed with this, but its still a hell of a good time.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
November 21st 2011



9463 Comments


LOL Blackwater Park recommended by reviewer



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