Starbomb
Starbomb


3.5
great

Review

by Jacob Russell USER (29 Reviews)
December 17th, 2013 | 31 replies | 11,064 views


Release Date: 12/17/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: For a quick summary: Imagine if Your Favorite Martian wasn't terrible.

Arin "Egoraptor" Hanson and Dan "Danny Sexbang" Avidan have done several projects together in the past. Hanson animated the music video for "Dinosaur Laser Fight", a song by Avidan's band, Ninja Sex Party, and the two have recently collaborated on Hanson's gaming show, Game Grumps. Now the two have collaborated once again to bring you "Starbomb", a video game fueled comedy pop supergroup between Egoraptor and Ninja Sex Party.

Anyone familiar with either one of these two will know what to expect, and they will basically get it. NSP's musical style and Egoraptor's distinct comedic style seen in his popular animations are both on display here. The ridiculous sexual lyrics and Hanson's unique delivery mesh together very well in these songs, but they also both feel a bit odd throughout. Most songs mention sex in some way with video game references strewn throughout. "Luigi's Ballad" is about how the two Mario Bros. fight over Princess Peach and how Mario is a bit of a douche about it all. "It's Dangerous to Go Alone" is about how the old man from the first Zelda keeps trying to get Link to give him a handjob. The song is about as dumb as it sounds and is probably one of the worst on the album, until you get to "Kirby's Adventure in Reamland" which is simply about having sex with Kirby. The imagery that is given through the song is what ruins it, and it leaves the realm of being ridiculous and silly to being very uncomfortable to listen to.

Despite some clunkers, the majority of the album is actually very enjoyable. "Rap Battle: Ryu vs. Ken" is a very funny song where the Street Fighter characters duke it out with rhyme. Ryu is very competitive and impressive with his rapping while Ken doesn't care as much and raps very poorly, to an amusing degree. "The Simple Plot of Final Fantasy VII" is a creative track where Cloud Strife is misplaced in a club of video game characters from games with very simple storylines, such as Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Frogger. If you watch Game Grumps, you'll certainly notice the influence that Hanson and Avidan doing the show together have had on the humor of "Starbomb". The delivery of certain jokes are very recognizable from the popular gaming channel and fans of the show will certainly get a chuckle out of it.

Though, what steals the show isn't the humor. It isn't even the fact of the collaboration. It's the production. The album sounds absolutely beautiful. Everything sounds so crisp and clear. The harmonies of Avidan's vocals of this album sound amazing. His voice is an odd combination of very nice and a bit underwhelming, and it works quite well for this album, and the way that it's produced is incredible on the ears. Perhaps the best part is the beats. There is not a bad song instrumentally on this album. Every single one enfuses pop and rock flawlessly, which is to be expected from "Ninja" Brain Wecht on production. The best example of this is "Sonic's Best Friend", my personal favorite on the album. Sonic the Hedgehog's lines are very peppy and kid-friendly sounding, and the music accompanies the feeling, but the chorus has a PCP addicted Tails rapping to a heavy metal beat. The entire song is so creatively put together and sounds so, so good.

"Starbomb" is pretty much what you expect. If you think Ninja Sex Party, Egoraptor's animations, and Game Grumps are funny, you're probably going to find this funny. While the overly-present sexual aspects drag it down a bit, the overall creative sound, well delivered vocals, and stellar production, make it a joy to listen to. Though, if you don't really know much about the video games sung about here, you may be lost in some of the humor. Despite that, everyone should give this a listen.



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Omeggia
December 17th 2013


120 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

YO FUCK YOUR RINGS SONIC IT'S TIME TO GET REAL

Yeah this was everything I hoped it would be.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 17th 2013


50310 Comments


will probably give it a shot, love me some NSP

Digging: The Brave Little Abacus - Masked Dancers

Brostep
Staff Reviewer
December 17th 2013


3449 Comments


oh shit this looks either brilliant or horrible and since I agree that YFM is just awful I may check
this soon

though you should delete the "summary" part from your summary since that's kinda redundant

Brostep
Staff Reviewer
December 17th 2013


3449 Comments


holy crap "kirby's adventure in reamland"

dying in a bad way

Mookid
December 17th 2013


1372 Comments


so like, what is this

Mookid
December 17th 2013


1372 Comments


oh nevermind lolololo

tempest--
December 17th 2013


13410 Comments


waiting on lakes' inevitable 5

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 17th 2013


50310 Comments


Jontron has the best voice ever where is his album

Lakes.
December 17th 2013


27638 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"this looks either brilliant or horrible"

It's both

Digging: Arthur Russell - World of Echo

sailSAway
December 17th 2013


846 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

the best is ego's stuff with oney mang https://soundcloud.com/oneymusic/drool-of-fats

tempest--
December 17th 2013


13410 Comments


listened to Luigi's ballad and Arin just ruins everything so fuck this album

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 17th 2013


50310 Comments


It works when Danny does it cuz I actually want his D

Lakes.
December 17th 2013


27638 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

agreed, dan is a sexy beast

tempest--
December 17th 2013


13410 Comments


dude

edit: dudes

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 17th 2013


50310 Comments


Love me some Jon too. Barry and Ross are attractive as well

Lakes.
December 17th 2013


27638 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

barry yeah, ross eh

TheSmashBro
December 17th 2013


257 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Danny is hot as fuck.

Rhyme
December 17th 2013


1014 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

egoraptor rapping hurts

Digging: Banks - Goddess

Moonchipz
December 17th 2013


36 Comments


Crasher-Vania is great.

sailSAway
December 17th 2013


846 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

they should have just made a compilation of all the songs and remixes of clips from game grumps



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