Skrillex
Bangarang


2.0
poor

Review

by pizzamachine USER (211 Reviews)
December 23rd, 2011 | 57 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: In "Bangarang", Sonny proves Skrillex to be a joke, and one that is no longer funny.

Sonny Moore (the not so masterful mind behind Skrillex) doesn’t seem to understand the concept of change, of evolving, of musical improvement. I can understand that ‘Scary Monster and Nice Sprites’ was a popular song, and I can understand why Sonny might decide to model a few songs after it due to its popularity. What I can’t understand is why he, even now, refuses to do anything new with his overall musical formula, still basing everything on an already overused formula (found in that song). Skrillex’s musical style is as follows: the raping of dubstep to create the loudest bass drops possible, which are often accompanied by bright synthesizers, loud beats, pitch shifted vocal samples, and a cluster*** of extremely glitchy sounds. Although this resulted in some catchy, fun songs, one can’t help wondering if Skrillex can make decent songs outside of this formula. Bangarang proves this to be a serious problem, with ‘Right In’, ‘Bangarang’, and ‘The Devil’s Den’ being the most enjoyable songs here because they follow Skrillex’s formula to the letter. They aren’t even that good, but they’re certainly better than anything else here. In this EP there’s the obvious club number, ‘Breakn’ A Sweat’, the pathetic ‘Right On Time’ (a song that builds up to the point of ridiculousness, ultimately going nowhere), and ‘Summit’, a boring, failed house song. Oh, and there’s ‘Kyoto’, which is a carbon copy of Skrillex’s song, ‘Ruffneck (Flex)’. There are next to no new ideas here. One could make the argument of consistency, but in this case, laziness is more accurate. The definition of a one-trick pony? Ask Skrillex.



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housegeek23 (1)
I think you would have more fun in jail, then listen to this EP....

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Comments:Add a Comment 
pizzamachine
December 23rd 2011


12572 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Oh dear.

taxidermist
December 23rd 2011


7212 Comments


Just saw the news article and a review already? Damn, you're one quick dude Pizza.

xorax
December 23rd 2011


96 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Was really hoping there was something good on this EP.

pizzamachine
December 23rd 2011


12572 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

@ taxi: I actually worked on this review before the article, but I'll take your praise anyway. ;)

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
December 23rd 2011


31626 Comments


and ‘Summit’, a boring, failed minimal house experiment.


You should probably listen to some minimal house js

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Acanthus
December 23rd 2011


9545 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Cool to see this reviewed already, will most likely steer clear of this even for collecting purposes.

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xorax
December 23rd 2011


96 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

'Breakn' A Sweat' is a pretty sweet song.

Winsomniac
December 23rd 2011


8014 Comments


Skrillex was fun, but got old pretty fast. So yeah, agreed and pos'd.

Also, paragraphs are your friend!

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Crymsonblaze
December 23rd 2011


7536 Comments


At least the name Bangarang is a cool reference

Recspecs
December 23rd 2011


9831 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Fuck. I was hoping he would improve something. Lol what was I thinking? I'll give this a listen soon though.

Pos'd.

StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
December 23rd 2011


2719 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

milkmilkmilkmilkmilk

Couldn't make it though the whole thing before facedesk-ing.

Restrikted
December 23rd 2011


1889 Comments


understand
understand
understand

asaf
December 23rd 2011


889 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

"Just saw the news article and a review already?"

this is just a childish rant.

Restrikted
December 23rd 2011


1889 Comments


And yeah Minimal House honestly isn't boring tbh

pizzamachine
December 23rd 2011


12572 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I didn't mean that the genre was boring, I meant that the song was boring fyi. : )

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
December 23rd 2011


31626 Comments


Song ain't no minimal house

pizzamachine
December 23rd 2011


12572 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Yeah you already said that. I wasn't sure what to call it tbh.

Restrikted
December 23rd 2011


1889 Comments


But I liked this review, pretty funny actually

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
December 23rd 2011


31626 Comments


It's just a house track

pizzamachine
December 23rd 2011


12572 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Heh, I wasn't that off after all.. you deviant.



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