Skrillex
Bangarang


1.5
very poor

Review

by Deviant STAFF
December 23rd, 2011 | 778 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Skrillex to Darwin: Evolution? I'm not buying it!

I suppose that one could make the argument that any of the two ideas that Skrillex typically employs in his music (am I doing dubstep or big electro jams today?) were never really his ideas in the first place; which would explain why it sounds as if he's quickly running out of them. I've never made secret the fact that I'm far from being Moore's biggest fan, but even when he was at his most generic and WUBWUBWUB inspired, he could mask it by being extremely big and loud and somewhat exciting in the same way that being on ketamine always makes thing far more interesting than they really are. This new EP sadly fails to even do that; yes it's the same big-boy slab of molten bass drops and screeching whistles and yes we've heard these trademarks from any dime-a-dozen producer, but here there's not even a sense of attitude, a spark of any kind.

Perhaps Sonny himself is aware of just how fickle fans of this particular brand of noise can be, hence his reluctance to evolve beyond his stereotypical shell. I could tell you that ‘Right In’ starts off suspiciously similar to ‘First Of The Year’, but then it would have to be pointed out that ‘First….’ is really only a casual re-jigging of ‘Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites’. There are moments (however brief), when Sonny attempts to rise above his robotic bass-thumping blueprint, but unsurprisingly they come in the form of Wolfgang Gartner and Kill The Noise, who do their utmost to implement some change, and at this point in the game any change would be admirably sufficient.

I guess we can all be grateful that thankfully this time around there's no more fucking remixes, but at this point the question has to be asked if whether Skrillex is really going to be able to sustain himself for the long haul? Is it a question of him simply not caring, or does he actually believe that his fans are too stupid to not realize any clear lack of progression and that they're simply being force-fed the same half-assed bass trends again and again and again? But I suppose there's more than one idea floating around that could add some credence to that argument anyway....



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

Robert Lowe CONTRIBUTOR (2.5)
Another average release from the always average Skrillex just in time for the holidays!...

pizzamachine (2)
In "Bangarang", Sonny proves Skrillex to be a joke, and one that is no longer funny....


Comments:Add a Comment 
Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
December 23rd 2011


31615 Comments


Like I wasn't going to

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Acanthus
December 23rd 2011


9545 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Was curious if the soundoff would turn into a review, now I know.

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pizzamachine
December 23rd 2011


12572 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Basically what Acanthus said.

Winsomniac
December 23rd 2011


8014 Comments


'fucking'

You sly dog. Bypassing the filter like that...

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
December 23rd 2011


31615 Comments


Contemplated just making the review the summary and then being all 'SUP SOBHI'

endorphin
December 23rd 2011


184 Comments


i feel as though this ep is a last ditch effort to cash in on the wubstep trend as i'm starting to hear it less and less nowadays

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
December 23rd 2011


15743 Comments


dev we gotta teach you the super secret staff way to bypass the swear filter

StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
December 23rd 2011


2719 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Possibly the two fastest reviews I've seen.

Also: http://chzmemebase.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/internet-memes-get-it-off.gif



Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
December 23rd 2011


31615 Comments


dev we gotta teach you the super secret staff way to bypass the swear filter


No seriously, because I know you can do it!

Restrikted
December 23rd 2011


1889 Comments


Yeah i'm not liking this whatsoever

SCREAM!
December 23rd 2011


10379 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

its got nothing to do with being staff you little fucker

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DuMont
December 23rd 2011


84 Comments


'Bangarang'? Really?

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
December 23rd 2011


28812 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

uh. a song skrillex with ellie goulding. uh. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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theacademy
Staff Reviewer
December 23rd 2011


28812 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

sweet is sounds just like every other skrillzez

NickelbackFTL
December 23rd 2011


230 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

merry wubmas

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
December 23rd 2011


9067 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I hated the first song and didn't bother with the rest... Skrillex is James Blakeing himself to death

Pr0nogo
December 23rd 2011


377 Comments


Man, this sucks.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 23rd 2011


50956 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I reviewed his last ep, might as well review this one

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Acanthus
December 23rd 2011


9545 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Have it up by midnight, I want to see the front page Skrillex'd

MO
December 23rd 2011


19077 Comments


yae heard this was awful



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