Dead Man's Bones
Dead Man's Bones


3.0
good

Review

by DrJohn USER (46 Reviews)
August 1st, 2014 | 10 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: PG charms, as in prism guidance.

A prism refracts light and points it exactly where the wielder pleases. Then again, light seems an oxymoron when one is dealing with ghosts, a spooky “something” sitting on your bed, zombies, werewolves, graves and other such nocturnal ramifications. I guess the same can be said with regard to Ryan Gosling, when one puts his procession under a prism.

Raised in a Mormon family, Gosling started his career starring in Disney club, then went into the family edition of light horror entertainment (Are you afraid of the dark, Goosebumps, etc). As an adult his choices toggle romantic comedy, drama or psychological thrillers, almost compulsively seeking balance between independent productions and major studios. Dead man’s bones is neither the soundtrack of realistic nightmares, nor a descent into the folkloric manifestations humanity chose to project its deepest fears upon. It’s a roller coaster ride through the carnival’s horror house, when Hollywood Boulevard is outside and the sun will still shine when the ride ends; children will eat candy or ice cream and choirs of little voices will prevail all that is evil in this world. Now, in night times this might provide an alternative to a PG Halloween movie; however, the candles burning in the pumpkins light too bright for us to be truly scared.

Josef Smith with his prisms believed in friendly universes. Besides stating that he could never really identify with his religious upbringing - Gosling’s musical outtake believes in those as well, plus Hollywood’s take on horror lies inherently under the prism of entertainment, converting its doctrine on disciples walking the path of its refraction over time. There lies its charm, there lies its deficiencies; too many flowers grow out of these graves, and when the end credits drop you may realise that Edgar or "H.P." will not care enough to turn in theirs, but most importantly you will realise - that you feel safe. Yes, nothing will rise underneath reaching for your ankle; sleep tight but if you don’t believe me, feel free to leave your Mickey night light on. Just in case…

3.2/5



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DrJohn
August 1st 2014


1014 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Tried a smaller review this time, lets see what you think.



In the room where you sleep:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEwKVhSZAhE



zakalwe
August 1st 2014


19570 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nice review dude.

This album is an absolute essential listen on Halloween.

DrJohn
August 1st 2014


1014 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Cheers.

Yeah it is good for what it is, and what it is certainly fits Halloween.

VheissuCrisis
Emeritus
August 1st 2014


1338 Comments


Nice review doc.

DrJohn
August 1st 2014


1014 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Thanks, small reviews require a different approach. This one is my first of the kind, so I'm glad some of you like it!

manosg
Contributing Reviewer
August 2nd 2014


9786 Comments


Short and sweet, pos. Didn't know Ryan Gosling had a career in music as well.

Digging: Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker

DrJohn
August 2nd 2014


1014 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

thnx! Not a career tbh, just a couple of projects. When this came out and before listening to it I thought it would be pretty bad, but it kind of "works" actually.

TomAkaVeto
October 31st 2014


1916 Comments


Jamming this right now.

AmericanFlagAsh
November 16th 2015


6898 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Pa pa power

Digging: Jens Lekman - When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog

Pheromone
October 15th 2016


5024 Comments


my body's a zombie is a tune and a half

Digging: Why? - Elephant Eyelash



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