Dead Man's Bones
Dead Man's Bones


3.0
good

Review

by DrJohn USER (22 Reviews)
August 1st, 2014 | 8 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. Yet 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 could be said with regard to Ryan Gosling, when one puts his procession under a prism.

Raised in a Mormon family, as a child 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 not 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 may provide an alternative to a PG Halloween movie perhaps, 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


489 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


8832 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nice review dude.
This album is an absolute essential listen on Halloween.

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DrJohn
August 1st 2014


489 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

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

VheissuCrisis
Contributing Reviewer
August 1st 2014


1028 Comments


Nice review doc.

DrJohn
August 1st 2014


489 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

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

manosg
August 2nd 2014


6498 Comments


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

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DrJohn
August 2nd 2014


489 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


1681 Comments


Jamming this right now.



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