Powerman 5000
Tonight the Stars Revolt


3.5
great

Review

by xxMadeInKoreaxXx USER (1 Reviews)
May 26th, 2006 | 26 replies


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist


Tonight the Stars Revolt! (Dreamworks 1999)

One million plus in sales and counting!! This disc spawned the hits 'When Worlds Collide', 'Nobody's Real' and 'Super Nova Goes Pop'. Powerman 5000 (pm5k) took a hold of my brain for weeks following the purchase of this album. With heavy distortion and a mix of various synthesizers, pm5k didn't disapoint.

1. An Eye Is Upon You- This is a slow introduction to the album. Overall, this song isn't really a song. Its sorta just random noise and talking in a satinic voice. It serves a purpose though. 2.5/5

2. Supernova Goes Pop- The first full blown song of the album, Super Nova Goes Pop, contrasts sharply to the introduction to the album. Opening with a simple yet catchy guitar part, this song quickly begins to exolve into a catchy tune with a mix of singing, whispering, and screaming. 4.5/5

3. When Worlds Collide- Even if you don't normally listen to pm5k, if you have even heard of the band, you should know this song. This song was actually used in the movie 'Little Nicky' and was actually the first song I heard by pm5k. Without this song, I would have never heard pm5k. Openning with a some effect laden guitar riffs and wispering, the song breaks into a powerful guitar riff with heavy bass and a simple drum beat. Perfect overall. 5/5

4. Nobody's Real- This song is a little different from the previous two. This song opens with a robot sounding effect on guitar which is the reoccuring theme of the song. Vocals are a little plain but they fit well with the song format. 3.5/5

5. System 11:11- This song is just plain creepy. This is my least favorite song off the album. All the guitar, and drums are simple and bass is non-existent. Vocals and just fast whispering. At least there is only 0:47 seconds to endure. 2/5

6. Tonight the Stars Revolt!- This album was named after this song and I deffinitly feal that this song is the most appropriate song to put on the centerstage. This song starts with a synthesized wind sounding effect which opens for a driving guitar riff that carries the rest of the song. Although a simple song overall, The blend of everything complements pm5k's style. 5/5

7. Automatic- This song ties for my favorite song on the album. 'Automatic' opens with a heavy guitar part for a change. Instead of easing into the main riff, pm5k jumps right into this song. The drums are phenomenal and sound a bit like a submachine gun in the whispering parts. I would recomend this song to anyone who wants to give pm5k a listen. 5/5

8. The Son of X-51- This song opens with a robot talking and then is overtaken by a whisling sond that opens for one of the most challenging guitar riffs of the album.Yet another simple track with a good blend with pm5k's style and attitude. 4.5/5

9. Operate, Annihilate- This sound features the first exposed bass part which grows in intensity from the drums. This song starts out well but by the time the guitar ad vocals come in, the song is just a bit freaky. The vocals follow a very out of key sounding rhythem. I would not reccomend this song to many. 2/5

10. Blast Off To Nowhere- Sometimes I wonder if this song is as good as it seems. I wonder if the only reason I like this song is because it follows such a poor song. This song begins with space like noise and vocals that follow a space transmition. Then with the drums building up, the guitar cuts in and vocals return to normality. My only objection to this song is that sometimes, the singer trys to sing a bit out of his range. 4/5

11. They Know Who You Are- This song is not ery good. I will admit that. The song doesn't even totally evolve until about 1:30 minutes into the song. Even then, the vocals are a poor preformance. Yuck. 1.5/5

12. Good Times Roll- After a wierd introduction of space noise, the guitar begins to play a factor and begins to drive the song in the right direction. Just listen to it. Don't change song because the introduction is so bad. Once again, my only objection is that the singer trys to sing to high a few times. Overall a good song though. 4/5

13. Watch the Sky For Me- Just like too many bands, pm5k trys to slow down their last song in an attempt to close out the album clean. This song ends up being another song of noise. The song isn't at all interesting until 4:35 minitues into the song. This one is skipable. 1.5/5


Overall rating: 3.5/5

*Pros*
-Guitar is heavy
-Vocals are good overall
-Great to scare people with while driving


*Cons*
-Album isn't consistent
-Singer trys to sing to high occasionally
-Parents might not let you buy the CD from the cover and what the music sounds like. ;)


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Comments:Add a Comment 
xxMadeInKoreaxXx
May 26th 2006


4 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

My first review... tips, comments, constructive criticism?

jimay333
May 26th 2006


433 Comments


not too shabby in my opinion

xxMadeInKoreaxXx
May 26th 2006


4 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks... I didn't think it was that good but I want to hear everyone elses ideas. Thanks though.

morrissey
Moderator
May 27th 2006


1688 Comments


Try to avoid giving a play by play of each song (it starts with a robot talking then a whistling sound and then the guitars). This isn't very helpful to people who haven't heard the album, because it's all pretty generic. And it is useless to those who have heard the album. Instead, try interpreting the songs, comparing them to each other and to other songs by this band and by similar bands. Try touching on the themes, topics and emotions covered by these songs and how well they evoked the intended emotions. etc etc etc. There are so many different ways to approach reviewing hopefully you'll find something that works for you and gives the reader the most information and is most helpful in convincing them to buy an album (or to stay away from it, as the case may be).

Bron-Yr-Aur
May 27th 2006


4405 Comments


Morrissey, the gentleman.

masada
May 27th 2006


2733 Comments


"When Worlds Collide" sucks.

morrissey
Moderator
May 27th 2006


1688 Comments


Morrissey, the gentleman.

...Not quite. Literally.

masada
May 27th 2006


2733 Comments


"Morrissey, the Sasquatch" then?

Bron-Yr-Aur
May 27th 2006


4405 Comments


Hmm... It's catchy.

Classicrockerman
June 26th 2006


69 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

OKAY Brilliant people of the world, if you look at the lyrics book at the credits you will notice that Rob Zombie made an appearance on this album. Note that it sayys in fine print, ADDITIONAL VOCALS BY ROB ZOMBIE ON BLAST OFF TO NOWHERE!!! So when someone says, and I quote,

"the singer trys to sing a bit out of his range."

Tell the idiot it is Robert Cummings a.k.a Rob Zombie.

Classicrockerman
June 26th 2006


69 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Also, here's a fun fact, Rob Zombie is Spider's (the lead singer of PM5K) Brother.

Look it up...do something else...read a book?

f_u_c_t
June 26th 2006


1406 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

yeah i thought everybody knew that^^
This album goes back into time w/ me

Tinman
April 10th 2007


8 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Eh...not a great review...

Needed to get more in depth with maybe song meanings or at least say something about the lyrics, as Spider is an amazing songwriter.

Also, maybe you should have added that "Good TImes Roll" is a Doors cover. And PM5K did an amazing job with it.

And Eliminator Jr., "When Worlds Collide" does not suck. YOU suck.

Slaytan
November 16th 2007


1186 Comments


You rated this album a 5, and therefore you must suck as well. Spider is not amazing by any means, unless you are using the word in the context of amazingly boring, amazingly average, and amazingly untalented.

skullcrusher149
January 24th 2008


560 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

this band is so bad. the only "good" song they have ever recorded is "tonight the stars revolt".

MCFRepublic
February 7th 2008


37 Comments


You rated this album a 5, and therefore you must suck as well.


Nice. The maturity of a four-year-old.

SCREAM!
February 7th 2008


10212 Comments


This coming from the guy who commented on every FUCKING Limp Bizkit album jsut to say they sucked?

Poet
February 7th 2008


5935 Comments


LOL^

When World's Collide is the only song I've heard off of here.

MCFRepublic
February 7th 2008


37 Comments


This coming from the guy who commented on every ****ING Limp Bizkit album jsut to say they sucked?


Well, don't they suck?

Gotta do something to test the comments system. Did you not think that I would back off when I was satisfied with the way the comments board works?

ianjulian
July 9th 2009


632 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Watch The Sky For Me
is cool


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