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Tomorrow's Harvest


2.0
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Review

by avantyou USER (1 Reviews)
January 22nd, 2014 | 38 replies | 1,204 views


Release Date: 06/10/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: You'd be better off plundering 1970s science fiction soundtracks.

9 of 14 thought this review was well written

Here's my one word review for Tomorrow's Harvest: tedious.

The "sonic palette" on display is very conservative. No sounds paint across my eyes anything as arcane as that once red-orange that bore and throbbed its way into my dreams and nostalgia. The beats simply tethered the music down, might have been more interesting without them. That's a sad thing to say when this group was once one of the only non-industrial electronic bands that could force my interest, rhythmically.

It's not terrible music, but it almost sounds like a cash grab. This is the kind of inoffensive, pastiche electronic music that electrorave acid kids that listen to STS9 can glom onto in an instant. And no, I'm not just saying this because of their genius marketing strategy. I'm saying it because there wasn't one moment where I was uncomfortable, where I had to take the headphones off or take a break from listening. Whether it was joyous or alienating, BoC had always managed to exhaust me one way or another. This album makes me restless, itching to change the disc in my CD player.


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SeaAnemone
January 22nd 2014



18752 Comments


Great review.

Kris.
January 22nd 2014



11310 Comments


this will go over well

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
January 22nd 2014



17323 Comments


5/5 would read again

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January 22nd 2014



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lol

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ShitsofRain
January 22nd 2014



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it's not terrible

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treeqt.
January 22nd 2014



7802 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

this is me

Kris.
January 22nd 2014



11310 Comments


no its not

treeqt.
January 22nd 2014



7802 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

interesting

Crawl
January 22nd 2014



1381 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

cold earth reminds me of my fav game ever

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mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 22nd 2014



7761 Comments


pos

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DrHouseSchuldiner
January 22nd 2014



5605 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

sop

Gwyn.
January 22nd 2014



13950 Comments


I'm saying it because there wasn't one moment where I was uncomfortable, where I had to take the headphones off or take a break from listening.

Wait there isn't?







Huh

StallionMang
January 22nd 2014



4264 Comments


Great soundoff

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zakalwe
January 22nd 2014



4799 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

If a decent album is one that makes you take your headphones off and demands a break from listening Metal Machine Music is god tier stuff.

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Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
January 22nd 2014



16071 Comments


I don't understand the sentiment where you have to feel exhausted in some capacity for it to be worthwhile but okay

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mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 22nd 2014



7761 Comments


metal machine music is a 5 zak =]

Wadlez
January 22nd 2014



3270 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

"A cash grab"

Don't think dollar bills are BOC's primary concern.

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zakalwe
January 22nd 2014



4799 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Their well known for cash grabbing relentlessly touring to sell more merc and selling all their tunes off for chewing gum and
car adverts.
Lol foxxxy.


zxlkho
January 22nd 2014



3424 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

haha

paradox1216
January 22nd 2014



324 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah no

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