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|2.0 poor||Zachery S. Cotto | August 29th 15|
It was alright when Jamie's Elsewhere did it. It was great when Hands Like Houses did it. Emarosa
did it solidly. It kinda worked for Issues, but this is where I draw the line. This trend of post-
hardcore bands re-releasing their previous songs as "artsy" acoustic songs is starting to get a
little old. Especially when it comes from a band like ISS, who really have never tried to, nor
made any indication of taking their music in this direction.
The weird and layered sing/scream and electronic/heavy transition based song structure that they
are most famous for doesn't translate well into traditional song organization and mostly feels
lacking and empty because of the lack of that dynamic that the song was originally built on. Aside
from a couple of songs that were originally designed with traditional structure in mind (i.e.
Glow, What this Means to Me) that holds true throughout the entire album. To put it bluntly, Post-
Hardcore music that's derivative of the genericore structures doesn't translate well to pop, at
Also, let's just throw in a couple of random covers because why not. Fans of the band will
probably like this purely out of nostalgia and the fact that it's ISS. Outside of that I don't see
a reason for most people to want to listen to this.
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|1.5 very poor||Havoren94 | May 18th 16|
What a waste, I See Stars should have NEVER made something as much of a piece of garbage as this. Anyone who thinks this is a great "acoustic" album is either a scene kid, a mentally handicapped patient, or both.
|4.5 superb||Floris | June 25th 17|
|4.5 superb||Seraph | October 19th 15|
|3.5 great||sin69 | October 11th 15|
|4.0 excellent||quik40 | September 17th 15|
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