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|1.0 awful||Paul Jacobson | April 5th 16|
Oh gosh I don't know where to begin. They had something going on their first two albums, and then
they scrapped everything that was good about them for their least interesting and least unique
quality: the synthesizer. Even if I weren't so betrayed by this change, I still wouldn't like this
album. The hooks are annoying, the production and song writing is lazy, and the melodies and
instrumentation are nonexistent. None of the songs come close to hitting 4 minutes in length,
which I suppose is merciful, given that the lot of them are crap. Tracks like "Angel, Please,"
"What I Do For U," "For Once," and "Is It Too Much" sound half finished. You cannot convince me
that those songs are not demos. They're so lifeless and directionless. Honestly, fewer albums
frustrate me as much as this one does.
Favorite Tracks (in the context of the album, which isn't saying much): When I Dream, I Shut Off
|3.0 good||thejared | January 25th 13|
Average indie pop. Nothing overtly bad, but nothing mind blowing either. Sorta like catching
syphilis. There are pro's and cons.
|2.5 average||joeq70 | January 23rd 13|
The thing about this album that bugged me wasn't that it wasn't that it was a departure...it was just inconsistent. A couple solid songs here, but past that I couldn't get into it.
|4.0 excellent||Anthracks | January 15th 13|
A lot of people like to draw comparisons to Passion Pit, but I see very little in common
other than that they both use synthesizers. Atmospherically, the most similar album I can
conjure is Hot Chip's recently released In Our Heads, though the song structures on Beta
Love are much more frenetic and much less intricate. Vocally, when not in falsetto, this is
much more similar to Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors. There's not much that digs deep in
Beta Love, but it's a hell of a lot of fun to listen to; sometimes that's all music need
contain. Bonus points for the intensely stimulating album cover.
Highlights: Beta Love, When I Dream, Is It Too Much
|2.0 poor||tricky | April 22nd 16|
|3.5 great||JNavs | October 21st 14|
|2.5 average||oahmed | August 30th 14|
|4.0 excellent||Tess | April 19th 14|
|1.5 very poor||ADM20 | February 8th 13|
|3.5 great||Matski | January 28th 13|
|2.0 poor||Quinn | January 24th 13|
|2.3 average||Rudy K. STAFF | January 21st 13|
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